USA & Canada 2007

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St. Louis, Missouri

We arrived mid afternoon. The ride through Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois was great. The landscape was terrific, especially in Kentucky.

We will be going up in the Arch EARLY tomorrow morning.  The waiting line this afternoon was 90 minutes and the round trip after that in the elevator-tram that runs up the Arch was an additional 60 minutes.

The guide told us that the tourists do not start coming until 10:00 in the morning, so if get there between 8:00 and 8:30 we can just walk in with not wait. We will be up and back within a half hour.

The Arch is from the park on the edge of the Mississippi River

The Arch as seen from the lobby of our hotel

Cynthia at the top of the Arch

Looking west out of the Arch at the Old Court House

A ''push boat'' circled in red with several barges going up the Mississippi as seen from the top of the Arch

A river boat on the Mississippi River