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Old 06-15-2014, 11:09 PM
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Default Fun Down South

Andi and I had not been down South to see friends and relatives for a bit, so we cooked up a whirlwind trip and had a ball.

First to St Louis to see my favorite National Monument - The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial - AKA - The Arch....

Landed at KSUS and got great service from TACAir - they have self-serve for us little guys.

Grabbed a late lunch at a BBQ joint on KingsHighway



Saw the Arch up close.....







It was a sunny crisp 75 deg day in STL, just perfect! Saw a pitcher's duel at Busch and met some great locals......who told us they were cold.....



The next day we did a flyby with the help of STL approach - they are very accommodating....



We flew right over the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers - quite a sight. The mixing of the muddy and clear water is cool!



Then off to lower Alabama where a sleek Silver RV-8 with big motor pulled along side...



It was great to meet Dan and his wife Patti - we enjoyed a great BBQ lunch with them. Yes - his plane is as nice as you think it is - he has lots of cool toys in the hangar, too.

After lunch, off to Knoxville to overnight with our cousins - it was clearest I have ever seen it over the Smokies....



Sunday - we found a nice VFR corridor home to Minne - not quite Vlad-like, but a really great weekend!

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Old 06-16-2014, 09:59 AM
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It is necessary to intercept all Yankee aircraft entering Dixie airspace. We search them and confiscate contraband beer, for reasons of homeland security.

No M-16's involved, so the AOPA stays out of it

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Old 06-16-2014, 11:25 AM
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Cool Thanks to Dan Horton

Thanks to Dan for protecting our border, you know what happened last time (as Robert Lee called them) "Those People" came down here.
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:56 AM
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Thanks to Dan for protecting our border, you know what happened last time (as Robert Lee called them) "Those People" came down here.
Well, if they had brought enough beer for everyone, we wouldn't have had all that trouble. Southerners can't stay mad when handed a cold one
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:00 PM
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Would that happen to be Pappy's BBQ? I love the food there. Man vs Food did a challenge there once. Great BBQ.

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Old 06-16-2014, 04:54 PM
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Hey Oly,

The airport people said Pappy's might sell out on a Friday, so they said Smokin' Barrels was good too - and it was.

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Would that happen to be Pappy's BBQ? I love the food there. Man vs Food did a challenge there once. Great BBQ.

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Old 06-16-2014, 05:01 PM
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Default St Louis BBQ

Was on vacation in the south last year and made a stop in St. Louis. Went to Pappy's Smoke House on two recommendations for lunch....did not need dinner that night. Great food.
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:35 PM
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I figured y'all was joking about St Louis being the south but reckon you'uns were serious.
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:06 PM
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I figured y'all was joking about St Louis being the south but reckon you'uns were serious.
That's what I was thinking!


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Old 06-16-2014, 07:19 PM
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Great as usual Pete when in our woods?
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