Gra Nomad Wanderings

Monday, April 03, 2006


While in St Louis, Missouri, we went to the Holocaust Museum. It's pretty hard to comment on it appropriately. We spent over two hours there and found it extremely powerful. It is unbelievable to think that while I was being born - just 60 years ago - these attrocities took place. They exterminated SIX MILLION PEOPLE! They trained them from various parts of Europe to the Killing centres. The people didn't know. I find it unbelievable. A chilling record, but extremely well recorded and presented.
Also well presented was the interactive display on the Cahokia Mounds at St Louis. Their civilisation was particularly well organised and quite large. So many hundreds of years ago. We climbed Monk's Mound (the largest) after spending time in the interactive museum. (Think Jennifer from Ohio would've enjoyed it immensely.)
We also had a boat ride on the Mississippi, went bike riding (on our Bike Friday tandem) on the Katy trail beside the Missouri River on 3 separate occasions and places, and saw a brilliant play put on by the Black Rep Company - Before It Hits Home. Thanks Joyce and Stephen for taking us to the theatre.
Now here we are in Kansas City, Kansas and ready to return the F150 from Autodriveaway that's served us so well. Wish we could have it for another 6 weeks!!! When you look that up it should let you know what vehicles are available from which cities. Pretty handy.
Who knows, before the day is out we may have a vehicle to take to Waco, Texas or we may be heading to Witchita, Kansas to visit Ron and Chari or to Parsons, Kansas to visit Ken and Corrine.
It's been beaut staying with Kathy in Chicago, Joyce & Stephen in St Louis, Thalia and Timos in Chesterfield and now Claudine in KC. All great Servas hosts.


At 12:04 PM, Anonymous treedoc said...

Just had a look at your blog. There is a 2004 Chevy/Monte Carlo going from Kansas to Waco Texas. Would be funny if you happened to take this car. Saw Beth on the weekend in Wagga. Has a lovely flat with another Christian girl near the centre of town (very convenient). See ya guys.

Brian & Sharon

At 6:53 PM, Blogger Keasty said...

Yep... we've got the Chevy parked in the driveway here where we're staying with a Servas host in Kansas City, Missouri. We leave for Waco, Texas via Wichita in about 5 hours.
Good work BS. Please find us a car from ... say Dallas!

At 2:13 AM, Blogger Kelly said...

Hello Keasty! I found my way here coming from Jan's blog ('It's my life, my thoughts'). What an interesting read~~ as soon as I catch my breath I'll check it out some more~~Sounds like quite an adventure you're on. Happy Trails.

At 9:08 AM, Blogger Keasty said...

Banana Split (read tandem)is in the boot (read trunk) and we head to Dallas tomorrow... and if we don't see Kathi (who reckons she lives in Dallas), we'll keep heading for Waco! Then... where to from there treedoc?
Thanks Ron and Chari here in Derby (read Wichita.)

At 1:02 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

Hey! You know me so well!!! Cahokia is indeed amazing. The mound builders here in Ohio most likely trekked that way and continued expanding their civilization there - oh gosh, I'm off on a tangent... well, you got me started.



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