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Last time: Spring, 2015
Every tme we drive to Chicago we go through Missouri. St. Louis, 500 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, is the closest White Castle to Oklahoma City. If you are driving to Chicago, you are required to stop and have lunch at White Castle. If you are returning from Chicago and my Dad is not with you, you are required to buy him some White Castles and bring them back to Oklahoma. Those are the rules.
I spent a week at the St. Louis office for work one time in the late 90s. It was an uneventful trip.
In the Spring of 2011 we actually spent a day or two seeing sights in Missouri. The first stop was Meramec Caverns in Stanton, Missouri.
We also spent a morning at the St. Louis Arch, something we had driven by dozens of times but never stopped to appreciate.
For what it's worth, there's some really fantastic graffiti in and around the downtown St. Louis area, particularly close to the Arch.
In the summer of 2013 we once again drove through Missouri, this time on our way to Niagara Falls. Like always, we stopped for White Castles while passing through. It's a tradition.
So far in 2015 I have driven through Missouri at least four times, twice while driving to and from Chicago for my grandmother's funeral and also while driving to and from Washington DC for Spring Break.
Last edited: Spring, 2015