Sunday, 28 October 2007
We Made it to St. Louis!
I was up at 6:15 this morning as we wanted to get an early start. We left Columbus just after 8:00 a.m. under bright sunny skies but 34F ( 1C). It was a long day and we’re very glad that we chose Sunday to leave due to construction and traffic. No construction work was being done and traffic for the most part was fairly light. We had sunny skies for the entire eight hour trip with some brief foggy conditions just after leaving Alton RV Park.
We arrived at Casino Queen RV Park in East St. Louis at around 4:00 p.m. and had trouble checking in as their computer didn’t recognize our postal code and all she could come up with was Quebec for our address. I told her that was okay as long as we didn’t have to live there. So were set up except for the internet by 5:45 p.m. The internet system was having a problem with the cross poll. He finally got it to work by doing something to bypass the cross poll. Sure am glad he knows what he’s doing! I guess the final diagnosis was a bad ethernet cable.
You can indeed see the downtown skyline from the park however there is a big chain link fence in the way so maybe if we stood on the roof of the truck we could get an unimpeded view, however that’s not going to happen tonight.
I was going to get the laundry done when I got here but they only have two washers and two dryers and it would take me forever to get it done so maybe tomorrow (and maybe not)!
By the way, we're now in the Central time zone so we actually arrived at 3:00 p.m. Central time.
As tired as Gordon is from eight hours of driving, he went out tonight to get nighttime photos of the skyline at the Casino. I declined.