Friday, March 7, 2008

Trip to St.Louis


I am so happy its week end again.Last week end we had gone to St.Louis and it was really good there.Las t sunday the temperature had gone up to 72F.That was so unexpected.Though our plans were to start really early in the morning, at one point the dropped the idea going as Sj was feeling very tired.So we both slept again nad suddenly at 12pm we decided we would go.Its 3 hours from here.We reahed there by 4.30 and the weather was beautiful.It was almost like a day in summer.We were lucky that we were early enough to get the tram to the top of the arch.The view was amazing from there.It was build somewhere in 1935.Its an architectural marval considering the fact that 1930s were an age when much sophesticated construction techniques were not invented like today.I enjoyed the ride in the small tram though it was a bit scary,atleast for me.Once on the top, many times i felt like the arch was moving.Im not sure if it was just my frightened consciousness or the wind.However i am sure it was the strong wind from the riverfront since im not very thrilled about accepting the former.Actually i even thought of the 9/11 when i was at that height and it alarmed me a bit.I feel the 9/11 incident has in someway shaken the secure feeling from many a hearts like mine.After we came down we took a royal horse ride in the river front.I felt like i was somewhere in the street scene from some 1950 Marilyn Monroe movie.[Okai,now that was a bit of exageration, cuz i have not seen many movies of 1950s, call it my version of poetic justice]. But the city really looked beautiful and is maintained as it was in olden times and i basically loved it.It was just the rate of the horse ride that was disappointing.the guy had told as he would take us for an half an hour ride for $45.Ironically the horse whose name was "lightning" started moving in a slower pace then a snail and in half an hour[to an fro] it took us to a distance which we would have covered in 10minutes walking.It really wasn't worth the money.But i still had fun.It was a change for me from my regular boring days at home and this was my first trip out of my state after i came here and i freally cherich it.

4 comments:

KarenHarveyCox said...

I have never been to St. Louis, and this looks scary to me too! I found your blog through browsing this morning. I love the design, what a cute dog too. I live in New England and although I saw my first Robin yesterday, snow is in the weather forecast for the week ahead. Nice to meet you. Karen

sissy said...

I am so glad you had a good time. I have never been there myself. I would really love to though. I did live in NY for a while, which was an adventure in itself. Glad you made it back without falling off of the arch :-)

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No Nonsense Girl said...

Stopping by to say hello and hope u are having a great weekend. :)