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Working-Barges on the Missouri   2 comments

After I started yesterday to blog again about our „RailTrailsRoadTrip“ in October last year, to finally get that to an end, I decided to take that trip up again here, too, with some single pictures. Here, then, is one from our day 9, when we travelled from Collinsville/IL to Hermann/MO, and had a short stop at the banks of the Missouri River:


Working-Barges on the Missouri River


Veröffentlicht Montag, Juli 24, 2017 von Pit in Travel, nature, USA, rivers, Missouri, Missouri

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The „Chemicals Corner“ at a Gas Station   16 comments

That’s what I call these corners. And I keep saying, „You can go ahead and drink that stuff. It’s really ok. There’s nothing natural in it any more.“ But seriously: does anybody have any doubt why obesity is rapidly growing in the US?!


Who Produces That Stuff? Bayeer or Dow Chemicals?

Veröffentlicht Dienstag, Juni 6, 2017 von Pit in Essen & Trinken, gas stations, highways, Travel, USA

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The World’s Largest Catsup Bottle …   Leave a comment

… can be found in Collinsville/Illinois:

catsup bottle

The World’s Largest Catsup Bottle

For more about this roadside sight, check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 9 [St. Louis/MO to Hermann/MO]“ in my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

Gateway Arch and Downtown St. Louis   2 comments

On our „RailTrailsRoadTrip“ we had a perfect day in St. Louis/MO, including a tour of the St. Louis waterfront on a paddle-wheeler:

st. louis

Gateway Arch & Downtown St. Louis

For more information about our day in St. Louis check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 8 [ St. Louis]“ in my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

Dogleg Bridge   2 comments

As mentioned in my previous posting, the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge is quite unique as it has a dogleg [20-degree bend] right in the middle:


A Bridge with a Dogleg

The reason for this unique feature: the planners had to allow for

  • a 90-degree angle for barges passing underneath, directly into or with the flow of the Mississippi, and
  • putting the foundations on solid rock.

For more information about this bridge check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7 [ Old Chain of Rocks Bridge]“ in my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.


Not Too Trustworthy a Bridge   4 comments

I’m glad that the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail doesn’t lead across THAT bridge! Well, there’s no longer any railway traffic either. Luckily!


What a Decrepit Bridge!

For more about Hot Springs Creek Greenway check out my post „Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail“ on my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News“.

Hot Springs Creek [1]   Leave a comment

Railway crossing Hot Springs Creek and Hot Springs Creek Greenway:

Hot Springs Creek Greenway

Hot Springs Creek and Railway Bridge

For more about Hot Springs Creek Greenway check out my post „Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail“ on my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News“.


Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs/AR [1]   Leave a comment

Bathhouse Row, part of the Hot Springs National Park, is well worth visiting: a pleasant stroll in the middle of this city.

Bathhouse Row

Bathhouse Row

For more about Bathhouse Row, check out my post „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 3 (Afternoon and Evening) [Hot Springs/AR]“ in my Blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

A Path Overgrown   1 comment

The further down we rode the „Old Frisco Trail“ the more overgrown it became:

Old Frisco Trail

Overgrown, But Still Rideable

For more about the „Old Frisco „Trail“ check my post „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 2 [Old Frisco Trail, between Poteau/OK and Wister/OK]“ in my Blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

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