2nd Jul 2011
It was one of the long
weekend and most of the time as per trend people planned out outing
with family. So too us.
My office colleague Madhu, Sapna, Tanuja and myself planned to go to
St. Louis famous for the man made biggest Arch in USA.
was a long drive of 5 hrs one side (300 Miles). And yes we were crazy
to make this trip happen just to see the Arch since expected to outing
just for a day. We drove in Madhu's new car.
Me and Tanuja travelled
to Route 59 early morning to join Madhu and Sapna. We didnt realise
that temperature change would be so drastic. It was one of hottest day
exceeding 95F saw huge queue for the Arch entry. Thankfully we had
booked the tickets online a day before and it still took more than 1
hour to reach the top. But we forgot about it at the site of the Arch
and reached on top via North Tram. It was an amazing peace of Art and
were also lucky to see Air Show glimpse from the Top of the Arch (635
ft) and the Downtown. it was celebration day at St. Louis. The West
side one can see "The Old Court House" and the East side the
Mississippi River. Since it was clear sunny day we could see the arial
view of the city from the top. We saw the Fire Brigade voluneerily open
up water spray across the street to make visitors cool in the scorching
heat. We walked through the lawned garden to take a look at the arch
Madhu made sure that we reach on time at Route 59 to catch the last
Metra train to Chicago. Thanks to Madhu for the long drive. For us it
was first time we drove 600 miles in 10 hrs in single day. Spent 3 and
half hrs at St. Louis. Its weird but we love the entire journey. It was
wonderful experience for all of us.