After saying goodbye to our host families (saaad 🙁 )we took the night train to Kansas City. There we were supposed to pick up two suburbans (really big cars) but as it turned out, there were only two small cars for us! After squeezing everything in we could finally start and luckily we could change after 100 miles for bigger cars.
The afternoon we spent in St Charles, a beautiful town, famous for being the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. We even could have a look at a replica of one of the expedition’s boats.
First stop in St Louis the next day was the Old Court House with its really interesting history about slavery and its abolition. It was here where the slave Dred Scott started his lawsuit fighting for his freedom, which ended at the Supreme Court.
On the afternoon we visited one of the biggest settlements of the Cahokians, Native Americans, before ending the evening with a beautiful picnic at the Mississippi River. It was a wonderful day in St Louis!