By Dan

We are sitting outside St. Louis. Been here a couple of days. We have seen some great country lately. April 12 was my birthday. It was great as I spent it the entire day with my family. Which is what this trip is about for me. Relationships are what matters. Not career. Not possessions. Not projects. Not accolades nor accomplishments. It’s about family and dear friends. We went to the Arch in St Louis. If you have never been, it really is worth the trip to go see it in person and go up in the Arch. There are better views such as the Space Needle in Seattle, but this building has an aura about it in light of national history. Three sides made of stainless steel makes it blend in with the sky. For lunch, I would say the best buffet I have ever had. The food was great with a large selection. The deserts were amazing. Of course, I ate too much. 

We are at Dr. Edmund Babler Memorial State Park. Nice campground, good bike riding. I hit 45 mph going down one hill and about 5 mph going up the other side. That was fun. Lots and lots of trees and hills. Not much farm land. 

Since my last blog, we went to Nashville. Great city. Vibrant. Lots going on. We went downtown and saw the old Grand Ole Opry. It was closed though. Then we went out and saw the new Grand Ole Opry and Gaylord Hotel. Huge with a building inside of a building. Our campground was Cages Bend which was on a lake. I would say one of the most beautiful lakes with houses around it I have seen. I can see why folks would want to live there. 

We have had spotty weather lately. Not warm, overcast, and rainy. But, I guess that is springtime in the Midwest. It would be too hot for me now in Phoenix. It is cold here tonite. 30 degrees. It snowed on us earlier, which was kind of cool. 

We have been trying to go to church now on Sundays to praise and worship God. It is also cool to see churches around the country. We look for older, churches that are smaller and intimate. We found a good one the other day. Sally and I strongly believe that Eliza and Nate need to have a relationship with God. That is a very important relationship. 

We are off to Decatur, IN tomorrow to the Monaco plant to get some issues worked out. The folks we are dealing with have been great to work with. They are throwing out the red carpet for us. 

I hope all is well for all of you reading. Take care 

About sallyljacobson

I live in paradise again, Bend Oregon, after a 19 month RV trip around North America with our 2 teenagers and 2 dogs. It was the adventure of a lifetime, and now I'm on to my next one - selling real estate to those lucky enough to move to Bend. The trip blog is and my current blog is Follow along, I'd love to be in touch with you!

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