In the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark
From Illinois to the Pacific
Sept. 13 - 30, 2015




79 miles travel - Sept 14, Day 2, St. Louis Arch, Camp Wood, and St. Charles - 79 mi. total

 We are under the wonderful statue in St. Charles, MO. This statue is repeated in Sioux City, IA (Day 5). See if you can tell the difference. (When we get there)


Old Courthouse in St. Louis, MO


They are putting a lid over I-70 to make a park and pedestrian walkway all the way from the arch to the old courthouse. Seems to me you could almost use this shadow as a sundial??? it was 9:20 in the morning


Camp River Dubois. Where it all began...


Historian Tom Laidlaw raises 15 star, 15 stripe flag of the era.  And we sing the Star Spangled Banner on the 201st anniversary of the writing of the poem: "The Defense of Fort McHenry" by Francis Scott Key.
 It became our national anthem only in 1931


The Star - Spangled Banner is not just a generic name for our flag. It was a particular flag, 42 x 30 feet in size, that was flown over Fort McHenry on Sept. 14, 1814, after the fort successfully withstood bombing by British warships. You may notice the stars are tilted and offset.


Inspecting the cutaway keelboat in the Interpretive Center.


At the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. So, the end of the Missouri River. In 9 days we will be at the beginning of the Missouri River by name.



Lunch at Winery of the Little Hills Restaurant.


Lewis and Clark Boathouse and Museum


lecture in the Lewis and Clark Boathouse in St. Charles



St. Charles to St. Louis Day Route Map
St. Charles Community College Evening Route Map