Thanks everyone for your condolences about my Katy Trail tour being canceled. The most annoying part for me was that I had called the week before to ask these very questions. My family had been sending me warnings of storms, tornadoes and flooding, including some flooding on the Katy. The ride coordinator that I talked to (at length) said they DO NOT cancel tours. So, I took the chance and felt she knew what she was talking about.
Two days before the tour (when I was already in STL) I got the call. I had a friend scheduled to ride the trail on June 17th and that was canceled as well.
I did enjoye my (second) visit and time with family in STL, and if nothing else, I will remember the BRICK! Just about every building there is brick and at a time it was considered somewhat the “brick capital of the … south maybe?” They manufactured brick and sent it out to all the southern states (and others maybe). With my conscience raised about bricks, and Tony’s educational post, my head was spinning from side to side.
I was not on my bike so did not take photos to post for the challenge, but there was one building I HAD to photograph.
From what I gleaned, brick was best to withstand tornadoes.
Sorry to miss the Katy Tour, but I always say that things happen for a reason, or another way is ‘everything is as it should be’.