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We spent three years traveling about the country and visiting many states as we criss-crossed the nation. It’s a bit ironic then that my story of Missouri involves a plane trip to a conference and not a stop on the rolling tour! It’s a shame that the hubby and I did not get back to the state because it has so much to offer in the way of vacation possibilities.
We were in St. Louis for a long weekend and we were able to visit some of the fun tourist spots in the immediate city area. I loved the simplicity of the Gateway Arch. We were there at sunset for a paddleboat dinner cruise on the Mississippi River and it was just beautiful. Sadly we didn’t have time to go inside it to see the view from the top. Maybe someday I’ll get back.
The dinner cruise was delightful. It was a perfect night on the river; the food was good and the company was fun. This was back in the days when I wasn’t freezing all the time and could wear pretty sleeveless tops. And yes, I also had red hair. The hubby was especially happy as he just loves to be on the water – any water.
The state also has a fascinating Native American history site in the Cahokia Mounds – they are the site of the largest and most sophisticated prehistoric city north of Mexico. I read a book about them and I so want to visit them. It’s amazing how much the state of Missouri has to offer.
I can also tell you that I had a delicacy that I understand was first created in Missouri when I visited. When I first read it on the menu my brain did a kind of twist but I was like – OK, I’ll give it a try. What was it? Fried pickles! Yes, you read that correctly. And you know what? They were delicious.
Maybe it’s time for you to VisitMO and maybe try some fried pickles.