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Nov 2 - A walk through the late Carrollton subdivision

Many of you long time natives know that the Carrollton Subdivision was taken over by the airport. All of the houses were demolished, but most of the street are still there.

Meet at the Kingpin Bowling Lanes, 12249 Natural Bridge, Bridgeton, MO 63044 Exit 270 at St Charles Rock Road and make a left hand turn onto Natural Bridge. Go about half a mile the bowling alley is in the Carrollton Business Center on the left behind the Bridgeton Post Office. If you cross Bonfils/McKelvey you have gone too far.

We will walk approximately 3 to 4 miles. PLEASE BE ON TIME. IT IS UNFAIR TO KEEP THE OTHERS WAITING IN THE COLD. The bowling alley will not be open, so use the restroom before you get there. What to bring: - WATER – THIS IS IMPORTANT ALL YEAR LONG AND ESPECIALLY IN THE WARMER MONTHS. WE WILL USUALLY BE OUT FOR AT LEAST 1 ½ HOURS AND THAT IS TOO LONG TO GO WITHOUT REPLENISHING THE LIQUIDS THAT YOU WILL BE BURNING WHILE WALKING. – I AVOID DRINKING CAFFEINATED BEVERAGES BEFORE WALKING. THE ARE A LOT OF GOOD ARTICLES ABOUT “effects of caffeine and exercise” ON THE Internet OR ASK YOU DOCTOR. -

Dress in layers (not sure what the weather will do). The top couple of layers should be easily unbuttoned or unzipped to allow easy ventilation. Wear a hat. - I recommend broken in hiking shoes over Tennis shoes. A lot of the trails are over loose gravel and dirt and the treads on the hiking boots work much better. - Snacks – EAT LIGHTLY BEFORE THE WALK AND BRING A POWER BAR OR SNACK TO MUNCH ON DURING THE WALK. After we are done walking, we will adjourn to one of the local restaurants to talk and replenish the calories we just walked off. I will try and make a decision to cancel because of weather by at least two hours before we are scheduled to walk.

Meetup Donation: Meetup charges me $72 every six months to have the Walking site. If you would like to donate $1 at some of the walks, it will be appreciated. Greg Kluempers

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  • BILL W.

    Nice to visit the ghosts of "Carrollton".

    November 2, 2013

  • Brenda

    it was a little eerie, a little sad and a whole lot of beautiful. To think we were walking down streets that were once bustling and now there's no evidence of the people who lived there..

    November 2, 2013

  • C J

    It was really cool, never knew this area was there! Thanks for the find Greg!

    November 2, 2013

  • Gary C.

    I have people coming from Chicago tonight and they will be here all week end, so I cannot come to this event.

    November 1, 2013

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