What a great stay! Thanks for all of your suggestions!
It was the first Capital of Mo. and a great historic town, a spot where Lewis and Clark passed through, and much more.
If you have any suggestions on what to do, let me know.
Changed my plans and stayed at the very nice SHS, in St. Charles. They gave me a 2br upgrade, and I wish I had a more people with me, since I was there by myself.
Enjoyed Mother in Laws, Bandana's BBQ, next to the STL Airport Marriott, and Pio's. What a nice place Pio's is at 5th Street and First Capital Drive. By the way, if you love antiques and walking along the Missouri River, this historic town is worth a visit!
You're welcome. St. Charles is a favorite long week-end destination of ours. It's a short hop on Southwest from Columbus...made a trip in the end of September with family members and stayed at the Marriot West (free breakfast voucher on the week-end)!
We considered the Fairfield so I would be interested in your thoughts on that for our next stay.
I have stayed at the Marriott West and the St. Charles FF, and there is no comparison between the two. One thing, I would like to share is that the Marriott has been treating me very good as well. Last stay they dropped their rate down to right at $100/night. During the week, that is a good deal. Likewise, the CY next door has always upgraded me to a 2br suite.
Thanks again! I will try to get some fresh pictures and forward them on to you!
Having stayed at the Ren. downtown Columbus, what is the name of the Irish Pub, across the street? It may not even be Irish, but it was so good, I ate there every night! It was not far from the Convention Center, and I just cannot remember it's name! Will go back, next trip.
We stayed at the Fairfield Inn in St. Charles 4 years ago before starting a week long bicycle ride on the Katy Trail. I remember it as being perfectly fine. We left something there and they held it for us until we returned from the bicycle ride.
We ate at a restaurant (maybe Lewis & Clark, but I'm not sure) where my husband tried something "Cajun". It was almost too hot for him to eat. It seems like restaurants outside of south Louisiana think Cajun means HOT. I remember really liking whatever I got.
On the same trip we also stayed at the St. Louis Airport Marriott where we had a wonderful stay. We had a problem with noise in a near-by room and it was taken care of within minutes after our call to AYS. The concierge lounge was quite nice with a view of the airport. I remember walking to a BBQ restaurant near the hotel that we enjoyed.
It's funny how some of my memories are so vague, while others are so clear. I remember the vey efficient young lady who checked us in telling us how much she liked Curious George...don't ask me why I remember that (or how the topic came up).
The place you dined on BBQ by the airport Marriott is Bandanna's. It is the best in STL, as far as I am concerned. "Smell that smoke", is their saying, and they are a chaine, but so good, they even have a place in St. Joseph, Mo. (Hint, NU Husker!)
Thanks for sharing this with all of us!
We know yours is a "Huge world"!
God we had a good time in Phoenix! Will be in St. Charles next week and probably back to IN, the next week. Want to get back to Burlington (Maybe I can bring Chris with me? He would enjoy seeing real America)