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... me sweating and Seaman looking for shade. We found the large LC and Seaman statue at the waterfront park and nearby was the Lewis and Clark Boathouse and Nature Center. Normally the boathouse has replica's of the 3 boats that LC took up river from here but they are currently in Canada as part of an HBO miniseries being filmed about the LC adventure. Nonetheless the boathouse had a great museum ...
... trying to take time and place to recognize everyday beauty here in the Lou. So I look up from my typing to another amazing sunset, and offer up a thank you. The dueling hummingbirds at the feeder squeak in agreement. And my hubby works on. And my son is with friends, drifting a bit further away - but sticking close when I can grab him. And this big ole circle turns. And the music plays. So there is not much more to do but breathe, smile and dance your ...
... the highest man made monument in the US is located in St Louis. Called the "Gateway", it celebrates the Westward expansion of the United States.
The Gateway is an amazing looking monument. 192m high, it was first conceived in the early 30's and finally built in the 60's.
We had a good look through the museum located below the arch and then took a cable capsule to the top of the arch... Quite a view !
Afterwards, we wandered through the heart of the ...
... way they lived and what they took on the trip.
We started by admiring the displays and were really wowed by the full scale replica of the keel boat. They provide guided tours and because a local school was doing a field trip we joined in on the field trip with our home school. We got to see a typical farm cottage - all one room which was typical of the time. Near by is a replica of Camp Dubois which was based on ...
... That’s the one I will never live down. Standing outside a restaurant for 20 minutes waiting for them to open when they opened an hour ago. Mary will forever imitate me on that.
Now, all I have left to do is to prepare itemized billing for each of my traveling companions. Maybe I will bill them in euros. They won’t think it’s so much that way.
Had a great time. Thanks everyone and please excuse my over-planning tendencies.