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Wednesday 16th April, 2008

Today was a day to recharge.  Rayls and Eileen went off shopping and Gary stayed home watching TVLand and relaxing.

In the evening Eileen, Rayls and Gary headed to University City and more specifically the area Delmar Loop.  We had dinner at Blueberry Hill which is a hamburger place with some awesome memorabilia.  It is probably more an entertainment centre that has food.  In fact Chuck Berry played to a sold our crowd this very night.  Dinner was good and looking at the memorabilia was fun. 

We got home just after 8pm and Phil had just arrived home from a business trip and we chatted together till bed time.

Thursday 17th April, 2008

Phil, Eileen, Rayls and Gary
Busch Stadium, St Louis

Slept in a bit today, very rural here and sooooo peaceful.

Around 11:00am we all headed into St Louis and to the Busch Stadium where we took in a major leagure baseball game between the St Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers.  Great game on a really nice day - sadly the Cardinals lost in extra innings but it was a great experience, 38,500 people at the game.

After the game we headed back to the house in West Alton where we had a great grilled chicken dinner.  The evening was spent chatting and trying to figure out how to best ship some items back to Australia.

We will probably move on tomorrow and head for Minneapolis

Friday 18th April, 2008

Interesting nights sleep!!!!!!!We were both woken at 4:30am by the house shaking - we were not quite sure if it was the wind or an earthquake.  We have experienced an earthquake in Western Australia where there was a loud rumble which accompanied the shaking.  This didn't seem the case here.  Anyway at breakfast we find out it was an earthquake, centered about 120 miles away and which registered 5.2 on the richter scale.  No major damage but a scary moment

Rayls and Eileen went off to a local Wal-Mart (located in Illinois) and then to the post office.  Gary caught up with email and around lunch time we said our goodbyes and headed on towards Kansas.