Monday, November 14, 2011

A day of being a tourist

Good morning all! If you've read my Halloween post, you know that things are pretty crazy around here right now. I've definitely got a TON going on to get ready for Thanksgiving, so there won't be any new projects for a little while.

In the meantime, I'd love to take you on a little walk around St. Louis! One of my friends came up for a visit a few months ago and it was a blast doing all the tourist things I hadn't done yet; she was happy to share her great pics with you!

The walkway to the arch. People always think of a city as bustling and grey and rigid, 
but we sometimes forget how beautiful it can be as well, with tree-lined paths and hidden parks. 

The St. Louis arch, aka the "Gateway to the West." 

We are ready to head to the top of the arch!

We rode up to the top in this tiny swaying bubble pod... it was a little creepy and very claustrophobic.

The view from the top. How amazing is this?!?

Busch Stadium, where the Cardinals won the World Series this year (I hear that was a pretty big deal).

As all my friends know, I hate posing for pics because I always hate the end result. The fact that so many of these pics turned out halfway decent (of me, she looks great) was definitely a pleasant surprise.

I absolutely love cobblestone roads. They are a pain to drive on, but they are so beautiful and quaint!

We stopped to see the city garden. There are dozens of water sprays shooting up
at different intervals, it's a popular destination for hot summer days with the kiddos.

We saw a lot of fun statues like this!

Next we headed over to the Anheuser-Busch Brewery.

Wow, that's a whole lot of beer!

Again, a LOT of beer. You should've seen how fast those bottles were flying by!

Our last stop was to the St. Louis Zoo. It's supposed to be one of the best in the nation, but for some reason all the animals were missing. Except this random lion chilling in a tree. A few missing animals here and there I can understand, but can someone please explain to me how you hide a bunch of elephants? 

Have you guys been to any fun tourist spots lately? I'd love to hear about them!

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