Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Day 4 Indiana, St Louis

Was able to leave early from the camp and soon we were crossing the Indiana border. One thing was clear by driving thru these states, Corns are everywhere from Tennessee till Missouri. On I-64 west highway we took exit to have a breakfast and we spotted restaurant called "Red Wagon". Till the last minute we didn't think we were going to have food there but it has somehow pulled us in. One of the best potato fries I had and the restaurant completely renovated with the farming feel everywhere. Some old photos of John Deer vehicles from early 1900's from a Farm field and some animal miniatures and the place really looked like a small museum. Who would really need a museum or history from restaurant, we needed a good food and we got more than what we expected. I highly recommend that place to anyone who happen to be in that area.

We reached St Louis just before noon and straightaway we went to "Gate Way Arch" park. This place is something unique and one should experience it. We could even feel that Arch was shacking little bit when we were up 630 feet and I don't think lot of people who were up there has noticed it. The view of Missouri river bed and the St Louis city was breath taking.  We even ended up watching a movie about Louis & Clark and now we know the history. We were already at the park for more than 2 hours and decided to have a lunch at one of the famous place in st Louis which was highly recommended by one of our friend. The place is called "Pappy's Smoke house" at Olive st and it was awesome. We got corn fry as one of the side and it was really good. We highly recommend this place and no.of people who are coming to that restaurant even on Tuesday is a taste that speaks for itself.

Have taken few pictures of down town and we were in a dilemma whether to move out of the city for camping or stay in the city and check out the night life. We decided to stay and able to get a room in Hyatt for so cheap (Courtesy PriceLine bidding) but the night life was calm like dead street or something (may be because it's Tuesday) . At least we get to enjoy a star hotel now and I can keep you all updated. :)