Back in the big city. We raced into St Louis chased by a monster lightning storm, it distracted me so much I barely had a chance to notice the Mississippi as we passed from Illinois into Missouri. I had to hide under a bar as the rain came down.
St Louis is most famous for the stainless steel Gateway Arch and Budweiser beer. I like the arch a lot more than the beer.We’re taking a couple of days off to celebrate Cinco De Mayo, Mexican Independence day. Supposedly St Louis has a large Mexican community. On our ride into the downtown and through to the southern suburbs where we are staying I only really noticed an industrial city where business has slowed considerably, much of the industrial mid-west is suffering the same fate.