October 2-5 A long weekend in St. Louis


Even though we had been to or through St. Louis several times we never really enjoyed it like we did this time.  We visited the famous “Arch” (the tallest monument in the world) & the Lewis & Clark museum below it.  Very informative about the famous expedition of Lewis & Clark, settlers moving west & the Indians we treated rather poorly.  We toured downtown & saw the orginial Missouri capital.  A visit to the Anheuser-Busch brewery was really interesting since the tour included the Clydesdales & the great old historic stables they live in.  Several of the buildings are included in the National Register of Historic Places.  We were so happy to be able to spend an evening with an old friend of Trip’s from school days in England.  It had only been 30+ years since he had seen her.  Anne & her husband Harry are still very involved with horses & Harry is a world renowned bronze sculptor.  One of his works being the larger than life Lewis & Clark likeness below the Arch downtown & along the Mississippi River.  One of the other highlights of our weekend was an afternoon at the Missouri Botanical Garden, considered one of the top 3 in the world with the largest Japanese Gardens in North America!  Really spectacular. 

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