We spent the day driving across the south-western corner of Illinois, and almost right across Missouri. Tonight we’re staying just outside Kansas City, Missouri, and tomorrow we’ll see the prairies of Kansas State.
Lovely day, weather-wise, after the heavy rain of yesterday afternoon. A bit cooler than we’ve been used to, and Spring is just starting to show here, with many trees still bare of leaves.
We drove over the Mississippi River at St Louis – narrower than it is at New Orleans, but still a very impressive river. We stopped to have a look at the Gateway Arch, which is the tallest man-made monument in the United States, the tallest stainless steel monument in the world, and a very impressive, imposing monument. There’s more information about it, plus some photos here