Saturday, June 01, 2013

Missed The Twist

I was watching the news last night and it looks like we got out of St. Louis just in time - we left just two days before three confirmed tornadoes hit the area. 

The weather was generally nice when we were there, not hot, just perfect, and although it rained a bit off and on, didn't really seem to gather into a storm.

But tornadoes??  Whoa. 

This picture of the barges on the Mississippi River was taken from the Poplar Street Bridge as we crossed from St. Louis, Missouri into East St. Louis, Illinois.

I know, confusing name.  You'd think East St. Louis would be in Missouri, with regular 'ol St. Louis, wouldn't you?

All you need to know about East St. Louis is to NEVER go there.  It's America's most violent city.  Which means there's lots of crime.  Crazy crime.  Scary crime. 

In fact, a few years ago a truck driver was killed in the early morning, making his delivery. I will NEVER deliver there.


I will dump that freight in the Mississippi before I put myself in that kind of danger.

It's so murky, they'll be looking for that crap for weeks.  But I'll be alive.

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2012: It’s Always Number One In My Book
2011: Interviewed By A Pixie
2010: I’ll Trade You My First Child For An iPad
2009: The New New York Skyline And The Good Old NYPD
2008: Gives Red, White And Blue A Whole New Meaning
2007: Eddie Warhol Friday
2006: Conscious But Very Disoriented
2005: Sorry, no post for this day.

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