Saturday, October 15, 2011

On the Road to Colorado: Day Two

Today we drove through Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and finally landed in St. Louis, Missouri.
We made our way downtown. The St. Louis Cardinals were playing, so it was a sea of red. The fountain was even dyed red for the occasion.

We arrived at the Gateway Arch.  Matthew walked around taking pictures from all different angles.  Then we went down under the arch to the Museum of Westward Expansion.  We learn how the early settlers came across America and basically took over the Native Americans land.  Sorry about that.  They had interesting displays to look at and read.

Next we got our tickets to ride the tram up to the top of the arch. I was bit nervous about this part of the trip. They stuff you in a tiny five seat capsule for a four minute
ride to the top.

When you get to the top you can see all of downtown St. Louis and the Mississippi River. We learned the arch is 630 ft. high and is 630 ft wide at the base. They built in triangular pieces from each side. If they were off by even 1/64 of millimeter the top wouldn’t have matched up. It was quite a feat to build this arch.

After eating dinner we headed to Crown Candy Kitchen.  It was feature on Food Network so I thought it would be a fun spot to go for dessert.  I had a yummy hot fudge Sunday and Matthew had a chocolate shake.  It was a cute place.
Next stop Kansas City for some BBQ.
Thanks for stopping by..............

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