Last weekend I took the amtrak down to St. Louis. I didn't know that amtrak has wifi- I was able to work the entire ride down, which was really nice! A good friend met me at the train station, and we caught up over lunch, and wandered through Forest Park and the art museum until my roommate came to get me.
The next day my roommate and I got to the arch about an hour after it had opened. We waited for half an hour to get through security, and another half an hour to get through the ticket line. By that time, the first ride up to the top of the arch was after 1pm. We wandered the museum in the bottom of the arch, and then went across the street to the old courthouse. It's the building where Dred Scott's case was tried, which is kind of interesting. There is a St. Louis history museum inside.
When we finally got up to the top of the arch, we spent about twenty minutes leaning over the sides looking out at the city and taking pictures. Then we went back down again. It was a lot of waiting for a short time up there, but I'm very glad that we went. I think it's important to be a tourist sometimes.
We went to the Old Spaghetti Factory for lunch, and it was wonderful. We were both starving, since it was after 3, but it was worth the wait. I love food. After lunch we walked to the City Museum, which was incredible. There were tons of little kids there, which surprised me. If I was a parent I would never take a child there. There are way too many places to lose it. As fun as it was, it would have been much more fun if we hadn't been digesting and dying of heat. We'll just have to go back another time when we're able to climb around!