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Saint Charles County

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  • Day1385

    USA Tour - St Louis

    December 27, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    So today was an eventful one.

    David took me the shooting range, it was unreal. Proper enjoyed it and will definitely do it again. We shot a 45, and a 9mm 2 types of each and it is massively addictive. I wasn’t too bad at it at all, managed a fair few good shots and managed to group them too which was cool.

    Later on in the evening we met up with some of David’s friends Lucas and Hannah and we went to do an escape room which we managed to escape with less than 60 seconds to go! I wasn’t that great at the clues to be fair 😂😂

    After the escape room we went to St Louis’s highest bar called 360 for a meal and a few drinks. It was awesome the view was class and the food wasn’t bad either!
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  • Day1377

    USA Tour - St Louis

    December 19, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    I MET UP WITH DAVID!

    I’ll start from the beginning....

    I was due to check out of my hotel room at 11am, so I was planning on getting up around 10am so I could have a shower and pack my things but a cleaning woman Came into my room at around 7:30 AM and woke me up. So I was not best pleased!

    Anyway I get my shower and pack my things and I don’t leave my room till exactly 11am as my passive aggressive form of payback.

    I was meeting David around 1pm at the ballpark so I just made my way over there as it wasn’t far from the hotel and there was a load of bars etc there.

    I end up waiting in the Budweiser bar in ballpark village, which was a nice bar so I ordered a pint of Budweiser... $11! It’s brewed down the fucking road!!! I drink my pint and watch the Real Madrid super cup game waiting for David.

    Got talking to the barmaid in there as she noticed the accent and thought I was Australian... she had never even heard of Liverpool Hahahaha!

    I meet up with David... it was good to see his face after so Long.

    We ended up going for some food in a BBQ place, he doesn’t get to go much as Katie is vegan. It was fit, can’t remember the name of it though.

    We make our way back to his house in O’Fallon which is about a 40 minute drive west from St Louis centre. His house is lovely and I finally met Katie and she’s super friendly and I also met his 3 dogs, Kai, Koda and Leo... Leo is a psycho.

    We go out for tea that night which was nice and then we get back to the house and We are just sitting and catching up for a few hours which was awesome. I taught Katie a bit of scouse which was funny.

    I think I’m going to enjoy myself here
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  • Day1381

    USA Tour - St Louis

    December 23, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    So today was a chill day, went the gym in the morning with David and then we pretty much just chilled all day, we went out for a beer or two and a little bit of shopping for Xmas presents. We then went back to the house, ate loads of pizza and ice cream and watched elf on the couchRead more

  • Day1382

    USA Tour - St Louis - Xmas Eve

    December 24, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    I hate David....

    We gorge ourselves on pizza and ice cream last night so I was feeling pretty sluggish but he signed us up for a 9am class at the gym for a HIT Hot Yoga session.

    I’d never done Yoga before and omg I’m so inflexible Hahahaha was shocking. I felt so sick during it and I probably lost about a stone in sweat Hahahaha.

    After the gym we went to a little town in St Charles which was very pretty! There was a ‘British Shop’ there so we had to go in! It was cool like but the prices where insane... $13 for some weetabix hahahahaha.

    I ended up treating David to some British food - cost me nearly 30 quid like 😂😂😂

    Later on we watched the first Harry Potter before bed waiting for Father Christmas 🎄
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  • Day1383

    USA Tour - St Louis - Xmas Day

    December 25, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    IIIIIITTTTTSSSSS CHRRRRIIIISSSTMAAAAAS!!

    First Christmas away from home and it was brilliant!

    Katie and I made the Christmas Dinner which turned out to be amazing. I bought some Yorkshire pudding mix from the British Shop and I had already brought David some bistro gravy which I had carried all around the states!

    The dinner was half vegan half normal hahaha - Katie had made us Vegas mashed potatoes and stuffing but she bought David and I a beef tenderloin which I cooked- it was delicious!

    It was a really nice dinner with even better company!

    We exchanged presents so I gave them their perfume which again I had carried all around the USA and tried not to damage. They where super generous and got me some money, socks, bills, chocolate and even a brand new pair of trainers which are gorgeous!

    After our meal and presents we all went ice skating which was nice - I’m not very good at it 😂😂 after that we went back to the house and pretty much passed out after an eventful day!
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  • Day4

    Get Your Kicks

    April 26, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Gisteren liepen we zwetend door Chicago, in de stralende zon bij 25 graden.Vanochtend waren een wintermuts en handschoenen niet misplaatst geweest. De wind was180 graden gedraaid en kwam nu niet meer uit The South, maar van het koude noorden van Canada.

    Snel 6 enorme Pancakes bij Wildberry naar binnen geschrokt, auto halen bij Hertz en bij Adams Street rechts af. Daar begint de Route 66. Niet echt, want hij is om organisatorische redenen meerdere keren verplaatst, maar vanaf daar is de route als een speurtocht redelijk makkelijk te volgen via de bruine borden. Onderweg komen we allerlei Americana-prullaria tegen, die al of niet iets met de Route 66 te maken hebben: de auto van de Blues Brothers op een hoge paal, een astronaut van 7 meter hoog, oude benzinepompen, een gevangenis met 2 cellen, levensgrote beelden van Marilyn Monroe, een fles catsup (nee is geen typefout) op een stellage van 10 meter hoog en tot antiekshop omgebouwde oude gasstations

    In het stadje Pontiac nemen we een tussenstop voor de lunch. We zien een groen geschilderd deurtje op een parkeerplaats met daarnaast een houten bord waarop is geschilderd "Lydia's Cup". We doen het deurtje open en staan gelijk face to face met de kok van het etablissement. Een rommelige keuken vol ingedeukte pannen in een grote gootsteen, rekken vol zwartgeblakerde grill-pannen aan het plafond en het fornuis omwikkeld met alumiumfolie. We blijken de achteringang van Lydia's tentje ingelopen te zijn.
    Eenmaal aan een tafeltje zien we staan dat Lydia en haar man alles zelf maken. Dus we bestellen pulled pork, kippensoep en Robbie een grilled cheese sandwich. Zelfs de chips die er naast lagen waren zelf gebakken. Heerlijk, allemaal. En super vers. Toptentje.

    Na Pontiac komt het noodweer in rap tempo op ons af. Enorme hoge bliksemflisen schieten in de verte naar de grond. We besluiten de Route 66 te verlaten en in een iets rapper tempo via de 55 te rijden. Door een watergordijn van regen rijden we tussen de talrijke vrachtwagens met blinkende neuzen door naar onze tussenstop, Saint Louis.

    Vanavond een pizza uit een hout gestookte oven gegeten in een plaatselijke bierbrouwerij in een dorpje naast Saint Louis.

    Pizza is op en Robbie ligt in het zwembad van het hotel. Die zien we vanavond niet terug, denk ik.
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Saint Charles County, Comté de Saint Charles

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