Friday, September 19, 2008
We had a grand time! We decided not to attempt to drive our Jeep over the river since traffic, construction and road closures due to the overflowing Mississippi River but the walk across was too much so we took the MetroLink. It was like riding one of the best roller coasters ever…the speed was exhilarating…the power was stimulating…the view was spectacular over the Mississippi River. The walk to the Gateway Arch was short and safe…many security was visible throughout our sightseeing day trip.
There is a slight delay entering the Arch due to going through a metal detector and search that made us feel even safer. My anxiety and fear of heights got the best of me but it would not ruin Jerry’s opportunity to “Go To The Top” of the Arch. He took the camera and took some really marvelous photos…what a view…he felt so ecstatic for the rest of the day.
While he was going up…I shopped…then we both went through the museum which we found very educational…it had all the information that you could ever want about this very historical area. Be sure to check out Our Photos for all of our photos of our day of sight seeing.
We had lunch at Show-Me’s…located in the Laclede’s Landing area…a restaurant with the same kind of ambiance as Hooter’s…with great food. Laclede’s Landing is a local area that has cobblestone roads and just a great atmosphere about it.