So part two then…
After our night at the Red Roof in St Louis, Missouri we started the long drive West. So, in no particular order…
Stanton Reptiles looked scary so we didn’t go. Scary because there were three rough lookin’ guys standing outside looking intimidated. So we drove.
That was on the road to the Caves, suprisingly I can’t remember their name because there were signs approximately every 3 metres along the road for a 50 mile stretch advertising. Something-alec… Meramec caves maybe. It irritated so much we decided against it. When we headed onto the old Route to experience it a bit after a long-ish drive on the Interstate. Somehow the cave people managed to put the route right through their land and make it impossible to get out. THREE MILES on rough old roads back up to the interstate kinda-way put MO on the Hate List! Candidate for the Stupidest thing: Lebanon Starlite Bowling…. We read from the tour book: “… you can bowl across the street… ” and thought wow, that sounds like fun. Bowling on a street, eh? Up and down, up and down, up and down… Nope. No bowling alley! So we asked someone where to go (turned out it was the sheriff – i think he actually had a shotgun on his dash) and followed directions. We found it. and walked around. No street to bowl over. Looked at the book again: “Stay overnight at the Munger Moss motel. You can bowl across the street at the…” AARGH. Foolishness :-)
Onward… The Stonehenge replica in (urr…. can’t remember town name – i’ll fix and edit this later). Plenty of silly town names to laugh at (Baghdad for example). Totem Pole Park was a ‘less-scary’ introduction to Indian culture and bits and pieces like Totem Poles for example. And the lady inside is lovely. The Wigwam a couple of miles up the road was a scary place with scary people and they made you buy $2 minimum and it wasn’t even any good. Don’t go in! RUN AWAY.
Stayed in Claremore that night; it was a nice wee town, but we were too late to stay in teh Carriage House B&B where apparently you get Cookies for supper. That sounded fun. I think that was the night we went to a Steak and Shake which was fantastic. FAN TAS TIC.
And yes I’ll fix the mistakes, errors, exceptions and stupidities.