Royal Relax Inn Fairmont City
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... The Gateway Arch is the vision of renowned architect Eero Saarinen. The Gateway Arch commemorates Thomas Jefferson's vision and St. Louis' role in the westward expansion of the United States. Jefferson signed the Louisiana Purchase which helped make the USA whole. Prior to the Louisiana purchase from New Orleans upwards toward/into Canada was French territory. After the purchase from the French the USA was able to expand Westward.
It's a really impressive piece ...
... reluctant. But when am I going to get to do is again? It was totally worth it. Our awesome leader Josephine took us on our tour. We put on jumpsuits, stowed all extra belongings in a locker, put on our safety belts, headsets, and everything was clipped on. We linked onto the static line and started the journey. The groups are small and you get to know your party because it's only 12 people. A young couple from Melbourne was in front of me and we chatted like ...
... feels like -11 so I had 4 layers on both top and bottom so sweltered through breakfast, Rodd on the other hand was wearing a T-Shirt so was perfectly comfortable in the breakfast room!
So tummies full back to the room to gather cameras and Rodd added some layers and we head out to see the Arch. Now you see how close it is to our hotel so it should be fairly easy to walk to however ...
... can try out and it wasn't too bad if it was just the 2 of us, but they can actually squeeze 5 people into a teeny space maybe about 5 foot square. It was touch and go for a while, but I decided to try it, and it was just the 2 of us. Thankfully it only took 1 game of Candy Crush.to get to the top. The view is magnificent and I'm really glad I was able to do it.
The hotel provided a shuttle to the Cardinal's ...
... using an honour jar - it's $14 for a bottle of wine (that's cheap for the US) and $2 or $3 for shots or bottles of beer. Mixers are on the house. Oh my ... what damage we could do? ... but we were good, and we didn't!
Another city to explore means another tourist map - and the planning that goes with it. We need (?) a route so we can tick off what we have done. K has us walking, driving and walking some more for the next couple ...