Here's Russ at the start of the Riverfront trail. The Mississippi River is HUGE!
We could feel that we were being prayed through St. Louis today, I think we finally made it out of town just before 10:30 am after riding 46 miles in St. Louis today! After that we took breaks at McDonalds (can't miss a smoothie opportunity!), under a tree in the yard of Rock Presbyterian Church, the Austin Petairin roadside park, and under a shade tree in somebody's yard!! The temperature climbed to 99 degrees on the car thermometer by 2:20 pm when we stopped in Bloomsdale. Russ said the gauge on his bike fluctuated from 100 to a high of 114 at one point, the difference made by the radiation of the heat off the asphalt.
Here we are under the tree in "somebody's" yard, the shade felt good!