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    Posted: 04 September 2006 at 3:05am
So a few weeks ago I went on a trip to St. Lous, MO then onto Springfield, IL for a few days. We stopped at some places inbetween and I have pictures.

We started out at the arch, but didn't go up since it was a wait to get the tickets, then next trams werent available for 2 hours and we had other stuff.

Outside of the Gateway Arch



Arch in the sun



Base of the Arch



Reflection of the Arch



The Westward Expansion Museum in the Arch








After the arch we went to this church thats supposedly from the 1700's but was rebuilt and stuff (Great picture IMO)



Then we went to everyones favorite part of St. Louis, the Budweiser Brewery.

Entrance to the tour sector (Found 2 bucks out there!)
And I say sector because that brewery is larger than a small town



Steins! Some were just weird.



More Steinage



The pipe system that carries stuff to different facilities



Torrential down pour that occured while we were on tour



The Clydesdale Building/Carriage



The mash tanks, very hot in there and doesn't smell great



Mash tanks from a top view



Exiting view from car of big Budweiser Signage





And then just a shot of the capital



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TUESDAY

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We started the day in St.Charles, MO where we stayed the night

Our room before departure, denote Bud Select for Maid's Tip



Missouri's first capital building



Building in St. Charles



Another neat building



Coke Ad on the side of a building



From there we ventured to Cahokia, IL for the Mounds/Courthouse/Church

Some parts of this structure date back to 1740, reseach it if you want "Cahokia Courthouse" Its history is interesting.



The church in Cahokia, built in 1799 and still in use. It is mostly original except for a few very small things.



Inside the church. Denote the structure and how there are no beams supporting ceiling. Unhindered view of the alter.



The altar



From Cahokia we went to the Cahokia mounds, which aren't in Cahokia but regardless. The largest mound where the pictures are taken from were built by Cahokia Indians, and the largest one is 10 stories high.

View of St. Louis from the top (Approx 8 miles away)



Our car from the top



View from part of the stairs



From Cahokia it was onto the state capital of IL, Springfield.

In Springfield on Tuesday we only go to the cemetary in which Lincoln is buried and the IL War Memorials are.

The Lincoln Nose everyone rubs




WW2 Memorial








The large wall listed theaters and history



Now some quotes from WW2 Icons, some funny, some deep.







This was another memorial with representation of different branches











A personal favorite



This was sort of a bell shaped thing with different soldiers








Another personal favorite, another extreme fav.



More memorial





A random memorial in the cemtary, civil war wethink





And this guy kinda cracked me up



And some random female we found attractive at memorial



Theres 2 more days, but I dont have those pics resized now.

Trip was 4 days and cost a mere 140 a person (Me, brother, and his friend.)






















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nice, all looks very interesting.  i love our history...
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Most of the historical stuff is on wed/thurs and not pictured, most of it is Lincoln history.
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those are awesome pictures. we went through St. Louis 2 years ago but was i was sleeping so i couldnt see anything.  but it sounds like you had fun

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Cool stuff, but ew budwieser
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That's cool...when your at the St. Louis Arch, is there still a giant plume of water shooting like forty feet into the air directly across the Mississippi River? When I hit the arch in '02, my friend and I were trying to figure out what the water was.
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That last set of pictures reminded me of my trip to Gettysburg a couple years ago.  That's another cool place to visit, which I highly recommend.  The only thing is, it's been trashed by disrespectful morons.  The cannons around the battlefield have been used as trash cans by lazy idiots.

I'll try to get some pictures up sometime of my trip.
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Wow looks fun.

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Thinking about it...
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Robert C. Burke  = my grandfather

 

 

 

 



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this thread delivers.wicked pics.
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Originally posted by PaintballkidEPS PaintballkidEPS wrote:

 


Robert C. Burke  = my grandfather

 

 

 

 



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"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died, Rather we should thank god that such men lived"

-General Gorge S. Patton

Thats my favorite quote. Nice pics btw, and thanks for sharing

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Nice pics. I took a tour of the budweiser brewery in Columbus, pretty interesting stuff. Never been to Missouri though.
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I have been in the arch. It is cool, not much up there except windows to look out. Going up was weird because the tiny cariage thing that takes you up goes up then goes left/right, up, left/right and so on. The brewery smelled horrible IMO in most places. When I was outside in the parking lot, I could barely stand it. Once I got inside the entrance/ museum thingy, I could finally breath again.

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cool pics, that must have taken you like an hour to host to here......

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ive been in the arch... its kinda cool
and like RoboCop said, it does stiink up there

 

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Hey, Dave, Did you go to the city art museam while you here in st. louis?

And I'm not talking about the one in forest park, I'm talking about the one downtown, built in the old shoe factory.

 

If you ever come to st. louis, you NEED to go there.

Here we go: http://www.citymuseum.org/home.asp

This place is absolutely amazing. It defies explination, except that it is the most screwed up place you will probably eve visit (but in the good way). Well worth the money.

 

Not to sound too morbid, but, another place you might want to see is Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. All it is is just a big ass military cemetery. It really is an experience walking through there and seeing all of the graves, in their neat little rows...

 

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I've been to all of those places on school fields trips lol (except the budweiser brewery of course)

Yeah, and like Belt mentioned, the City Museum is definately a fun place to check out. Every time I go there I always leave with at least a few scratches on my back and a couple knots on my head.
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