Yep, you’re right……we’re in St. Louis!!!! Yesterday we went to the Cahokia Indian Mounds and much to my surprise, it was VERY interesting! The museum is phenomenal! Howie is a big history buff but I think I enjoyed it just as much as I’ve always had a big interest in the native Americans. We spent several hours viewing the exhibits as well as watching a documentary film. Here are a few pics of some of the exhibits.
We decided we needed a reward after contemplating climbing these stairs, so on a tip from my sister, Lori, we headed for “the best soft serve stand in the nation”. The hype is REAL! It was fantastic! Howie had a Hawaiian sundae and I had a “Christy” – a frosted brownie covered in vanilla ice cream and topped with fudge and caramel – yikes!
Today we visited Gateway Arch National Park – a true engineering marvel. Howie’s been inside the arch before but I never was until today (My kids will argue that my memory has failed – they’re both certain that I was there years ago.) Something that “different” would have been deeply engrained in my brain so I think I’m right on this one. Anyway, it was certainly an experience. The weather was beautiful – a clear sunny day – perfect for viewing from the top.
Tomorrow is another travel day. We’ll be heading “south”, taking our time as we head toward Hot Springs, Arkansas. The weather’s been a bit nippy here so we’re hopefully heading toward a bit warmer climate. We are so grateful for all of you who have been “following” us and we certainly have been enjoying all the encouraging comments, well wishes and prayers for safe travels. To all of you who have welcomed us to “drop by”, be careful…..sometimes what you wish for comes true! Happy trails!