Wednesday, July 2, 2008

St. Louis, Missouri

We made it to St. Louis yesterday.  I guess we got there around 5:30 pm.  We drove all day, through West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and into Missouri.  We decided to stop and see the Gateway Arch.
Here's a wacky picture taken inside the pod thing that takes you up the arch.  I believe they call it an "inclinator."  There are 8 of them, and they seat 5.  It's quite tiny.  It takes 4 minutes to get to the top.
The view from the top.  This is the city side of the arch.  I did take pictures of the river side too, but didn't post them.  The Mississippi River is very full.  The road we wanted to drive on to park near the arch, was flooded.  There's a steamboat casino, and the boarding area is under water.
Another city view, but this is the stadium.  See those dots?  Those are people, as the Cardinals were playing last night.
Here's the arch from the outside.  It was a bit sunshiny on the one side, quite blinding.

On the way back to the car, I took this picture of the side of an old building.  I just liked the mural.

We spent the night in St. Louis last night, near the airport.  The fire alarm went off for a good long time, but we didn't evacuate.  Too tired.

Today, we did nothing but drive.  We left St. Louis around 8:15 am, and made it to Amarillo, Texas by 8:30 pm.  Tomorrow, we go to Roswell, New Mexico.

No comments: