#RunningTo Week 18 in Review: St. Louis, Memphis, Little Rock, Oklahoma City

What a week! I’ve recently been zig-zagging down (and left and right) through the Midwest, and there’s been something exciting and picturesque at every turn. Last week’s photographic recap ended with St. Louis, and this week’s recap starts with my final days there. St. Louis is such a stellar city, and I’m glad a last-minute detour took me there.

From St. Louis I wandered down the Mississippi River to Memphis, then westward to Little Rock and Oklahoma City! It’s been interesting zig-zagging across America like this, but I’m so glad I’m seeing all these beautiful places — especially the wonderful people inhabiting them.

Check out some of my favorite moments from the wandering week that was!

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I feel like these directions are wrong.

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I bet NOBODY has tried this.

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Standing ‘neath the Arch!

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I swear, I can’t escape the Mississippi.

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Trying St. Louis’ famed toasted ravioli! My life will never be the same, and I’m now mourning my separation from STL.

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Panera headquarters in STL! Life-changing.

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Don’t mind me, just climbing into an art piece dubbed “The Womb.”

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Becoming one with the art.

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Climbing through the coolest museum ever concocted. City Museum in STL.

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The Memphis skyline looks a tad Egypty, though I can’t quite put my finger on why exactly.

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Bass Pro Shops is about to have the coolest building ever.

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Couchsurfing with another party in Little Rock! This stop was magical.

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Clinton be artsy.

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IT’S THE LITTLE ROCK “LITTLE ROCK.”

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The moment I realized I was completely wrong about Arkansas.

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Oklahoma City is basically Venice, y’all.

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When in Oklahoma, do Oklahoma things.

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Either I’m not real or the cup; I’ll let y’all figure out which.

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Oklahoma’s a lot more watery than I thought.

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Not a bad skyline, OKC; not bad at all.

That’s all for Week 18! Eastern Texas, look out; you’re next. (Live there, wanna meet up? Shoot me a message, and let’s make it happen.)

  • Gabrielle

    I’m so glad you got to see the beauty of Arkansas. =) I’m living in AR now, as I attend college, and it continually surprises me. If you swing back through, I’d love to show you a few neat art museums and Ozark towns.

    Can’t wait to read more about your journeys!

    • Arkansas has definitely been one of the biggest surprises of my whole journey! I loved it. Wish I could’ve explored more of the Ozarks region. I’m sure it’s breathtaking up there.