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I'm Buster Brown, I live in a shoe. This is my dog Tige, he lives there too.

St. Louis, IL

Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Tige Over
Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Tige Over

10/10 - 10/14/2006

Our location - East St. Louis, IL

Casino Queen RV Park


As we crossed into Missouri, it was clear that we were not in "Kansas" anymore!  The landscape began to look more and more like the east coast....hillier, more trees close to the road, pockets of civilization ever closer together, more lanes on the highways and more traffic.  One plus...fall foliage in evidence.

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East St Louis IL As we crossed into Missouri, it was clear that we were not in "Kansas" anymore!  The landscape began to look more and more like the east coast....hillier, more trees close to the road, pockets of civilization ever closer together, more lanes on the highways and more traffic.  One plus...fall foliage in evidence.
East St Louis IL Once again, crossing the Missouri River. 
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East St Louis IL Bridge structure looks like it was built from an erector set!
East St Louis IL The Missouri River.
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East St Louis IL As we approached downtown St. Louis, we caught our first glimpse of the famous Arch.
East St Louis IL Casino Queen RV Park welcoming sign.
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East St Louis IL Casino Queen casino...at 476 ft., it is longest floating casino on the Mississippi River.
East St Louis IL Sign advertising construction on a new casino.
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East St Louis IL Red Rover and Tige at rest at the Casino Queen RV Park.
East St Louis IL There is quite a bit of construction going on here.  The Casino Queen complex includes, not only the RV park, but also a hotel and, of course, the casino barge.  From what we can tell, there will be a brand new casino and hotel addition slated for completion in 2007.

A view of the Arch from our camp site.
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East St Louis IL We took a few wrong turns getting to this casino/RV park.  It is located right on the banks of the Mississippi River right across from downtown St. Louis in East St. Louis, IL.  At least three interstate highways come together in one spot right at the river's edge.  The trick is to get on the correct bridge to cross the river.  We took the wrong one; were on our way to Chicago; called the RV park for directions; turned around (not easy with this rig); and made our way back to the river's edge.  We went under a couple of overpasses that I feared would take the tops off our truck and trailer.  We are 13'3" tall and the overpasses were 13' 8" clearance! YIKES!
East St Louis IL For a city RV park, this one is nice.  Asphalt roads and pads; wide lanes, well maintained grass between the sites; and 24 hour security.  It is pretty quiet here.  As you can see, there are many empty sites.  Not the busy time of the year.
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