|Not a great welcome to Missouri!|
|Gateway Arch in St. Louis, 630 feet of stainless steel, located at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.|
The location was a bizarre highway overpass next to an Enterprise Rent-a-car with no available cars, a greasy BBQ restaurant, and a Farm Supply Store. Nothing else was within walking distance... three days the couple impatiently waited, stranded and wasting their vacation in the middle of nowhere eating horrible food. Car repairs would take aproximately 8 days due to a cracked block. They telephoned every car rental place in the vicinity, there were no cars. Finally on Day 3 an Enterprise employee took pity on the two... he found a van that wasn't being used and worked out a price deal (they usually charge by the mile)... and miracle of all miracles they were able to get back on the road again. Goodbye Weirdsville! Hello $150.00 speeding ticket in Kansas... but it feels so good to get back on the open road.