SEA TO SHINING SEA: Chillin' in St. Louis

The venue is Blueberry Hill on Delmar Loop.  Fats Domino, Chubby Checker and, as my friend Tom says, Pudgy Parcheesi.  The American Planning Association in 2007 named the Delmar Loop - on Delmar Avenue - one of America's top ten streets.
July 11, 2013

DAY 58 - Soaking up the culture across America. So much culture to soak up.  Man on the street said we should check out Delmar Loop, out on Delmar Boulevard. Hip.  Tattoos.  Music.  Lots of restaurants.  We hopped the Metro and headed west.

In 2007, the American Planning Association called the Delmar Loop one of the nation's 10 best streets.  Shade trees. Public art.

Raven Wolf blows the sax in front of a vintage vinyl shop.  "Promoting my CDs.  They sell them inside. I'm healing hearts one at a time.  That's what music is for me."

Raven wore five-toed Vibram shoes like the young man I interviewed at the campground back in Oregon, just west of McKenzie Pass. "They wok all my toes and that's good for the little muscles.  If the little muscles work well, the big muscles can too."

Raven is all about love and five-toed shoes.

You could learn a lot about the culture of America reading the names of St. Louis-area stars and their biographies on bronze plaques in the sidewalk of Delmar Loop. Some serious American culture here: Tennesee Williams, Vincent Price, Albert King, Bob Gibson, Drs. Masters and Johnson, Dick Gregory, Miles Davis, Yogi Berra and Stan Musial, Phyllis Diller, Robert Duvall, Joseph Pulitzer, The Rockettes, Nelly, Robert McFarren . . . and the list goes on.

Here are some scenes from St. Louis.  No riding on this work day.  Total stands at 2,182.

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