JUNE 6-- The giant Vess Soda bottle in St. Louis is being restored. The 34-foot-tall, steel bottle will be getting a new paint job for the company's 100th anniversary. It was originally installed in 1952. I like this sort of thing, but have never seen it. Maybe next time through town.
JUNE 9-- "Cars" movie marks its 10th anniversary after having grossed more than $460 million world wide. I saw the movie three times (once at a drive-in in McHenry, Illinois). Until this movie, I had very little use for animated movies. Now I see them often. I thought that it wouldn't be good, but was I ever wrong and it was great for Route 66 awareness.
JUNE 10-- Meramec caverns reopens today after being closed for three months because of cancer-causing fumes.
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