We decided to spend a little time in St. Louis, the Gateway to the West, or as us Easterners call it, the back door to the East. Helen was determined to visit the Arch and this time we made it happen. Keep in mind that this is a Helen thing. I, Paul, will have nothing to do with tall arches, space needles or Towers of the Americas.
This is thew view from our campsite and it was plenty close enough for me.
This is a picture that Helen got from a special viewing area across the Mississippi.
Helen marveled at the small compartment that took her to the top with four other people. She said it was close to claustrophobic, but by breathing deeply she was able to prevail. You can see how small it was.
Once at the top, she said the view was spectacular and judging from the pictures I guess she's right.
This is looking across the rive toward a Casino. We stayed in the campground way behind all the parking lots.
The old State House looks good from this angle. The side you can't see us undergoing restoration.
This is where the Cardinals play ball. The Angels are in town and we saw tee shirts and caps for both teams. Go Rays!!!!
A barge traveling up river.
The last picture is of the road and pedestrian walkway to the riverboat rides. As you can see, the rides were not available due to the flood level of the river.
The river really was in flood stage and we could see a lot of trees being washed down the river. In several places they had built up into quite a log jam.