Dan and Tessa arrived at noon today. Their train from Chicago was even early, which is a bit surprising, considering how difficult getting in or out of Saint Louis has gotten as of late. We are experiencing the worst flooding since 1993, which was the ultimate worst floods. So far, it doesn’t look as bad as back then. A couple of days ago, we had to detour off I-70 in Illinois, while returning from Michigan, because of water across the highway. That stretch has since reopened, but now I-44 is closed. Plus, while their train ride from Chicago was unimpeded, all rail travel between Saint Louis and Kansas City is now halted. The rivers are predicted to crest later this week. Fortunately, the weather forecast looks dry for the coming week. In the meantime, the nightly news is full of stories about rising waters and sandbagging. After, Anne, Dave and I picked them up at the Amtrak station and we all went out to lunch at Rooster, for savory crepes.
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