We decided to take an extra day of travel on our way out to see our son and his family in Oklahoma City. I had never been up in the St. Louis Arch, so that was something we were going to do. This is a shot standing underneath it on a beautiful Autumn day.
Here I am up in the top middle sitting on the carpeted seats that you can lay on to view thru the windows. I was surprised at how small this area was...and the only part of the arch with actual windows.
Hubby took a minute from picture taking to pose for me.
I thought this was one of the best pictures that I took. I loved the look of the lake/pond and how the shape showed up so high. I didn't realize until I looked at the picture afterwards that the shadow of the Arch showed.....very cool. We were VERY high!
Security was very tight....which I really don't mind. The line was not long for the checking of everything, but it still took a little time....especially when your hubby carries everything but the kitchen sink in his pockets. He ALWAYS sets off the scanners you walk through even when he has practically undressed. It was exactly the same type of procedure as the airport.
When we purchased our tickets for going up in the Arch the gal asked if we were claustrophobic....I didn't really understand until I was confronted with this "pod" that you ride up in. All I can say is that you were very CLOSE with strangers. Our strangers were a lovely couple with their son...going up and coming back down. If they are reading this, hope your new job in Virginia goes well and you don't miss Nevada too much!