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Road Trip 2006: Day 4

Road Trip 2006: Day 4

Ray and Waseem drove another 430 miles and arrived late last night in St. Louis, where they’ll crash for two days with Caitlin L. Murray ‘06, a former Tech sportswriter who’s now in law school.

The Tech: How’s St. Louis?

Waseem: It’s nice to be back in a big city! A lot of America is very flat. And on this whole trip, we hadn’t seen any non-white people until now.

Ray: We did visit the Pony Express museum in Gothenburg, Neb. They used to have all these horseback riders crisscrossing the country with messages. Kind of like an 1860s Internet. But then they got telegraphs and railroads and the whole thing became obsolete.

Waseem: And today we went to a tour of the Anheuser-Busch brewery, where they make all the beer. That’s one of the big industries here. Tonight we’re going to try to hang with Nelly. He lives here, right?

Caitlin: Yeah, I know this guy who used Nelly’s bathroom! He was walking his dog and needed to use the bathroom, so he went up to these people sitting on the back porch and was like, “Can I use your bathroom?” And they said, “Sure, go on in,” and they had all the gold records and pictures of Nelly on the wall!

Waseem: We should really try to find his house. Can we please find his house?

Caitlin: I don’t know where it is.

Waseem: We’ll look on Wikipedia.