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Old 08-09-19, 07:14 PM
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Missouri is definitely the South ... I say with my smug-non-Yankee-non-Southerner accent.

Hell, southern Illinois is the South.
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Then what would you consider it? New England?
Mid-England. Or is it Middle England? Not sure ...
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Old 08-09-19, 07:17 PM
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The Midwest. I wouldn't consider Kentucky as "the South", either.
You guys canít even decide which way your highways are going! Ohio ... more like O-ha-ha!
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Old 08-09-19, 07:21 PM
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Buncha friggin comedians in this forum...
It's all I have anymore ...
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Old 08-09-19, 08:16 PM
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Are you going to be trying all the different kinds of BBQ on your journey?
We did Texas style last night. Plan on doing St. Louis style tomorrow. Too full to handle Oklahoma style tonight. I really wanted to try Jamil’s but maybe next time.
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https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2220

If you didn’t hit up Cadillac Ranch, your off to a poor start

And it’s a little early to hit up Texas generalizations. Oh we got some that are accurate, but west Texas is very different. Texas is similar to California. Several different areas from the Cowboys to the hipsters.

Oh, and if you have the time when n Dallas the tour of ATT stadium is well worth it,
We did go to Cadillac Ranch. Took a group shot for some Argentinians. Just about everyone doing the Route 66 stuff is foreign. Hungary, Australia, Spain, England, tons of Italians.



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Old 08-09-19, 08:19 PM
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Bah, you are all "the South" to me.
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Coincidentally, it was also 29 years ago when anyone used the adjective 'bangin' ...
I wish you were a screen door so I could bang you all day long.
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Old 08-09-19, 08:38 PM
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Missouri is definitely the South ... I say with my smug-non-Yankee-non-Southerner accent.

Hell, southern Illinois is the South.
I am Missouri born but don't consider myself southern. Kansas City (where I am from) and St Louis don't count. However if you're talking about the southernmost third of the state ... you could argue that that's part of the South.
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We did Texas style last night. Plan on doing St. Louis style tomorrow. Too full to handle Oklahoma style tonight. I really wanted to try Jamilís but maybe next time.


We did go to Cadillac Ranch. Took a group shot for some Argentinians. Just about everyone doing the Route 66 stuff is foreign. Hungry, Australia, Spain, England, tons of Italians.

And you didnít yell at any of them? Bah.
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As someone who hates tourists I’m very careful not to become one.
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So then, you drove through Albuquerque and didn't even say Hello?
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So then, you drove through Albuquerque and didn't even say Hello?
​​​​​​Why, that son of a bitch!
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Mabuse, please let us know if you get into any verbal shouting matches with anyone along your travels.
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So then, you drove through Albuquerque and didn't even say Hello?
Sorry, bro. But we went to the beautiful church on a lovely morning before it got too hot.

This evening we arrived in St Louis. I walked down and dipped my hands in the Mississippi. Felt amazing. My daughter even tasted it. I skipped that part. We ate ribs and brisket at Pappyís Smokehouse. Best Iíve had.
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People in Kentucky don't consider it the south, but having lived there, it sure seemed like it to me.

My husband is from Kansas City. I asked him if Missouri was the South and he said it's literally both--there's Missouri and Missourah. He's from Missouri, though.
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Spent the day in St . Louis and with only one day to make up my mind about the place I’d say St Louis ranges from moderate to poor. The history of the city and it’s larger place in American history are fascinating. I loved the old courthouse. The Arch is beautiful and going up inside was fun.

But....

We were some of the first riders this morning and arrived to a completely empty, barely staffed lobby. There was almost no signage to indicate where to go. Security was way too intense. My benchmark is Disneyland. They run the tightest security ship I’ve ever encountered. This was way too overboard. Made me take off my belt. Even the airport doesn’t make you do that. They went way overboard on my father in law who is disabled and needs an electric scooter. He was furious. Once through security there’s still no signage to tell you where to go. You just wander around in this 3 story void that looks like a Bond Villain’s lair. You get in the elevator and none of the buttons is labeled. Just one frustration after another.

The people here are slowwwwww. It took a valet 25 minutes to get our car. They all walk. That shit wouldn’t fly in Los Angeles or NY. Motherfuckers jog to get your car in LA.

Yet the organization and efficiency at the bbq places is excellent.

Last note is something i could already tell while I was making these plans, there’s nothing to do here. Downtown is dead. It’s 6:00 on Sunday and I’m skimming my phone for something to do. There’s nothing within walking distance. And I’m right downtown. Even the nearest pizza place is closed. I’m looking forward to Nashville which looks like a ton of fun.
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Last note is something i could already tell while I was making these plans, thereís nothing to do here. Downtown is dead. Itís 6:00 on Sunday and Iím skimming my phone for something to do. Thereís nothing within walking distance. And Iím right downtown. Even the nearest pizza place is closed. Iím looking forward to Nashville which looks like a ton of fun.

RE: Arch security -- it's a National Park monument. You should expect federal level security at a heavily visit attraction like it. Try going up inside the Statue of Liberty if you want even more security.

Downtown St. Louis is not what it once was but surely you could have gone to Union Station, Soulard (which I would have recommended John D. McGurk's Irish Pub), or many other places with a 2-5 min drive.




Also, let's put this to rest....Missouri is clearly the Midwest. It is not the south. I've lived in southern Missouri since 1986 and northern MO, Kansas, and Iowa prior to that. This is not the south.
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How isn’t it the South?


How many Bird Scooters can you find?

The city has the worst infestation I’ve ever encountered.
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Bird scooters is a south-only thing now?
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Who said that?
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Cadillac Ranch. Those are the Argentineans.




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Also, let's put this to rest....Missouri is clearly the Midwest. It is not the south. I've lived in southern Missouri since 1986 and northern MO, Kansas, and Iowa prior to that. This is not the south.
Kansas isn't part of the South but they really want to be.

I'd say that's probably true of most Midwestern rural states.

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