Seeing the Arch!
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We left a little later from Topeka than we planned and the drive between KC and St.Louis is about 4h. We luckily had a guest for tonight but it was in Urbana in central Illinois so we had to reach there by the evening and would have the chance to meet-up and socialise with a few people. So we should actually try to not make it too late.
But St.Louis being an historic New France town settled by French Canadian. I had to at least stop by and visit. We simply drove off the Interstate into downtown St.Louis and parked on the side of the road. It was not busy so we could see some of the feature from the car but yet also take a short walk. I saw the Mississppi river for the first time! The famous Gateway Arch which has an underground Museum about the Great West discovery. We only had the time to read and see some general features about a gigantic bear and Lewis and Clark before walking out again.
There is not many french remains in St.Louis, for that it would have been better to go to Ste.Genevieve in the south of St.Louis as those remained village and were not destroyed by urbanisation. That would be for another trip though.
It was sad to see that the economy was so bad, that public transport was eventually going to stop running, as the signs at the bus stops showed.