Wednesday, June 17, 2009

June 17

Today, we took my mother-in-law on her annual Mother's Day trip. We choose a day in June and take her on a "mystery" trip. She doesn't know where we are going. It is fun.

Because of an evening ball game and softball camp in the morning, we were a bit short on time this year so we opted for a close destination. After the girls got done at softball camp, we went to Applebee's for lunch. Then we headed to St. Louis and we took her to Lumiere Place. She enjoys gambling and so do we. But Bruce (being the nice guy he is) let her and me gamble for a little over an hour while he took the girls for a walk on the Landing. Then they found an ice cream cart inside the Lumiere Hotel.

We left Lumiere and headed for the arch. This picture was taken as we walked from the parking garage to the north leg. I think it's a good picture!

The clouds were moving when I took this one. It makes me dizzy standing below and staring up at the arch!

Here was a photo op of the little capsule thing-y that you ride to the top inside.

Busch Stadium, home of the best team in baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals.....taken from atop the Gateway Arch!

Our family at the top!

I think we forget that one of the biggest tourist attractions in our country is only 25 miles from home. We don't really even notice it anymore when we cross the river into St. Louis. But yeah, the Gateway Arch is a pretty cool place!

1 comment:

Willy said...

Great pictures of everyone! I have never actually been up in the arch, can you believe that?