We were excited to begin our trip.
Never again! It was a three day trip to get to our destination hotel. The first day wasn't bad. We had a movie in the afternoon, our scheduled stops, etc. We usually stop every two hours to stretch our legs and have a potty stop. We stop for lunch (usually fast food) and dinner.
The first night we were on our own for dinner and dropped off at Westport Plaza in Saint Louis, Mo.
When it is a Saturday night and you get a bus load of people who have to get something to eat and be back in an hour, good luck! Jim and I ended up at Paul Mineo's Trattoria Italian Restaurant. It was upscale but they could seat us and feed us and get us out in an hour! (Maybe because most of the seniors went looking for something less expensive?) Well, this ended up being the best meal of the week! Jim loved his lasagna and I loved my Pasta Mar (clams, shrimp and scallops in a cream sauce).
Saturday's highlight was stopping at Bass Pro Shop "Outdoor World" In Springfield Mo. Jim and I didn't expect to like this so much! They had clothes, shoes, jewelry among all the sporting goods.
Walking through it was like being in the outdoors or at a Zoo. It was quite awesome!
Monday was my breaking point. We hit stop and go traffic for over two hours. We went for four hours without a potty stop. I was quite uncomfortable and ended up going in the bus restroom (which is discouraged for 40 people for so many days on a bus). Finally, our director told me to go on the bus. It is a trick and a half trying to empty my ileostomy bag, going and even pulling up my pants on a moving bus, but I managed to get er done! It was good to be able to walk too!
We ate dinner at a cafeteria style place, called Luann's. That wasn't too bad and was included in the trip. It was so good to arrive at our destination hotel!
....to be continued.