Day Two – St. Louis, Missouri
Day Two – St. Louis – Branson, Memphis and Nashville Journey
We started the day with a hearty breakfast in Indy before loading the coach. We were on the road at 8am.
Its a pretty mild day, a little misty with a grey sky – no snow!
Its Moms birthday – I’m so glad she has joined me on this journey.
Its a long haul to Branson, MO. Most tour companies spend 2 full days on the road before arriving at this musical destination but my passengers much prefer it when I split up the drive, making the journey much more comfortable. Today instead of traveling all the way to Branson, MO we will travel to St. Louis, MO.
When we crossed into Illinois we gained an hour.
We enjoyed a very special luncheon in St. Louis – 40 stories up in a beautiful landmark restaurant with a stunning view overlooking the famous Gateway Arch. The restaurant owner graciously opened “just for my group” so we had this wonderful place to ourselves. Service was exceptional and their professional staff was meticulous dressed – (even a tux). The cuisine was scrumptious. Very impressive!
A beautiful Christmas Tree dominated the lobby so we posed for a group picture before meeting Joe, our local Step-on guide who toured us around St. Louis for 3 hours. We saw the city’s most impressive sights. St. Louis surprised us all – what a wonderful city!
We enjoyed an hour of downtime before tonight’s cocktail party.
I provided everyone with money for dinner at the “Cheesecake Factory” which is adjacent to our hotel. How convenient is that! Can’t beat the Cheesecake Factory!