As always, we make grand plans to see this and that when we travel, but reality (and fatigue) sets in and we only end up meeting a slice of our mega-pie of goals. The chosen slice in this case was seeing the grand Arch, the gateway to the west, the monument dedicated to the brave company of explorers who set out to experience and map out the great expanse west of the Mississippi River. Forging such an ambitious architectural endeavor as the Arch was impressive to say the least, and we enjoyed every moment of our tour.
|(This was a very happy day, because it began in a very happy way - Thank you, Starbucks!)|
|(Begging child buzzing like a gnat in my ear, "take it from here, mom!")|
|Taking it all in - a break on the green space just beyond the Arch along the mighty Mississippi.|