Back from the family reunion, to more lovely posts. Sister and I hashed it out on the drive to St. Louis and we have struck a happy medium. Jack's (classically Jack) suggestion had occurred to us already - we could use public transport without having to be bound to a tour group and without Sister dying from fright at my driving.(She refused to even consider getting behind the wheel.)Russ, your post convinced me for sure when you said "shifting, gearbox, etc" as I have yet to really learn to drive a stick shift properly. But it sounds so lovely. Thanks to Drumshanty. I can tell you love the place. And I lurk about on Footstompin's forum but I'm too chicken to post anything. Kendall, thanks for the advice and the raindance, it worked and it's STILL raining ;~).