Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Trip to St. Louis

Views of St. Louis from top of Arch
Lunch on River View Dr.

On April 20, 2010 we took a trip to St. Louis. It was about a 3-1/2 hour drive and the scenery along the way was beautiful. We were able to take the trip and be gone on a Wednesday, as the Library was going to be closed. We stayed overnight a short distance from the temple and then went to the St. Louis Temple the next morning. It was so good to be in the temple again -- hadn't been since we left Provo. Afterward we headed towards downtown St. Louis, taking a few little side trips along the way. We had lunch on River View Dr. and then to the Gateway Arch. We went on the rather scary ride up the small enclosed elevator that swings this-a-way and that. We were glad to disembark as they had asked us before we bought our tickets if we were afraid of heights, if we were claustrophobic and if we could climb 96 or 196 or so stairs (can't remember how many -- it's been almost a month since we were there.) Anyway, the views were beautiful. After arriving downstairs again went through the museum which I loved. In fact, I'm hoping we can make that trip again, as I really want to see the Lewis and Clark movie that we didn't have time for. We also want to stop off at Hannibel next time and visit with Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.


  1. Wow Mom I had no idea you could actually ride to the top of the arch! Well it sounds like you had a lot of fun. And by the way, you are doing a great job with your blog!!

  2. That's awesome grandma! The elevator sounded scary but the view was beautiful!

  3. I seriously don't think I could have done that. Props to you Mom!