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Old 04-10-2008, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I just wanted to extend a greeting to the Missouri folks. I drove through MO last year, on a 2,340 mile move across the country from Utah to Florida. Missouri was the third state I crossed, and it was an interesting experience.

Kansas City was my first stop. I got lost in the city, but a couple of people were kind enough to show me how to get to I-70. I stopped for barbecue just outside the city, and it was awesome. The rural area between Kansas City and St. Louis was certainly relaxing to look at...it was nice to see some wide open space after being in the city, and it seemed to glow in the afternoon sun. I didn't see as much of St. Louis as I did of Kansas City, but I did notice that there were a lot of ruined brick buildings and homes. I got some pics of the gateway arch before I crossed the Mississippi.

The only thing I didn't like about MO's roads was the fact that they undulate like wavy bacon. The only flat part I saw was the area near the Nebraska border. Things started to get wavy just north of St. Joseph...

I'm going to be visiting my family in Utah this summer, so I'm looking forward to crossing Missouri again. I may plan a few road trips to explore the rest of the state in the future. Missouri's great, but I like Florida too much to leave it behind.
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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That's the problem with driving through St. Louis on 70- it's not the nicest of ares of the city you pass through. If you have time to stop in and explore some more I think you'd find it a lot nicer than that awful stretch of North city shows you!
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:17 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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If you get a chance to drive across Missouri again, drop south to Hwy 60 and go thru the Ozarks. It's a beautiful drive. Hwy 70 needs some serious work and is dangerous with the big rigs--we should know, we almost got killed by one a couple of years ago on 70, and the hwy patrolman told me we were very lucky compared to some he's seen. But 60 is new and goes thru some amazing country.
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Old 04-12-2008, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Ava, Mo
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Haai, welcome to our forum.
Glad you enjoyed your trip through this wonderful state.
I agree with stepka, you really need to see the Ozarks. The hills and valleys are just amazing to see. I have only lived here for a year, but could not imagine being anywhere else.
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