We decided to make a pit stop in St. Louis and check out the Gateway Arch, which we could see from miles away upon approach.
But first… lunch. Pappy’s Smokehouse fit the bill. Although, their deep fried corn on the cob may be an aquired taste.
We tried to check out The City Museum of St. Louis, but they were doing some work to the facade and it was closed.
We got in anyway but were quickly, but politely turned away. It looks pretty interesting, and I think you can climb all over it inside and out. There were slides and climbing contraptions everywhere making the building look like a Mad Max set.
Next but not least, we had to go up in the Arch and take in the view. It’s 630 feet wide and 630 feet tall. Gulp… I get vertigo… as you can see in me clutching Jason as the James Bond-like pod clicked it’s way to the top.
Once up there I was fine. The view of the Mississippi River was on one side and St. Louis on the other.