|This was the viewing area of the arch.|
|Downtown St Louis|
|View towards the Mississippi and on the other side Illinois|
After we took another tram down off we went to explore the museum in the visitors centre. It was a quick look as we had a boat to catch but that was okay for me anyway as I had spent a long while in here in 08.
We then got our boat, the Becky Thacher for a one hour cruise on the Mississippi. I have always wanted to take a paddlewheel steamer on the Mississippi so another thing ticked off the bucket list. (although definitely will do it when I go New Orleans again someday) What a lovely day it was. I wore capris and a short sleeve t-shirt and was warm even on the water. Lovely!!!
|The boat landing with the Arch.|
|View from the Mighty Mississippi|
|Getting ready to dock.|
|Our boat is on the right.|
When we got off the boat we wandered along the waterfront trying to find the Lewis and Clark statue - we had seen it from the water and I had also visited it in 08...finally we found it. Some kids were climbing all over it so we kindly asked them if they could move for a few minutes and not only did they do that but one of them kindly put our little stuffed critters in Seaman's mouth for a photo op. I'm sure he thought we were a couple of crazy old ladies but hey better to be crazy than boring!
|Lewis and Clark and their dog Seaman.|
|Seaman, don't eat Monty!!!|
Then back on the metro to the airport where we got picked up by the hotel again. The reason we stayed at the airport? Much more reasonable rates!!!