Now we're in Kansas City
visiting with our friend Derrell Hankins.

Derrell took us to the Arabia Steamboat museum. - It sank in mud in 1876 and they've recovered - lots of merchandise from it. - This is the hardware section of the display. Elegant china looked brand new - not over a hundred years old! More items retrieved from the wreckage. A replica of the steamboat's paddle wheel. Bryan Choisser and Bill Choisser. - We stopped to see Bryan, Bill's fourth cousin - in Columbia, Missouri.
Larry's still interested in boots! - This was across the road - from where we met Bryan in Columbia. Inside the Catholic basilica in St. Louis. Note the golds and reds in the tile work. More beautiful tile work. A close-up of the tile work.
Another view of the ceiling done in red and gold tile. Pictures on the walls were also done in tile. The Gateway Arch in St. Louis. - We did not go up in it because there were - no windows except at the top and we figured - the ride would be as scenic as a BART ride to Oakland. Rich Krechel.  We stayed with him - and he took us all around St. Louis! Choissers Janis, Bonita, and Bill in Harrisburg, Illinois. - Janis is Bill's first cousin and her mother Bonita is his aunt.

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