St Charles to St Louis…An All-Saints Kind of Day

Gateway Arch, St. Louis

Gateway Arch, St. Louis

Day 29    July 8

We had a fine morning exploring Frenchtown, in St. Charles, MO. Pioneer Park, brunch at the Bike Stop Cafe, and coffee at Picasso’s. In one of the little shops, I found a great birthday present for our friend, Banjo Bob. It’s now July 23rd (it was when I wrote this post), and I have yet to ship it off to him.

The Bike Stop Cafe. Obviously, a bike shop and cafe in St Charles

The Bike Stop Cafe. Obviously, a bike shop and cafe in St Charles

Trixie doggie. Another roll in the grass. St Charles, MO

Trixie Doggie. Another roll in the grass. St Charles

 

Mark and Dax. Checking out the river front. St Charles, MO

Mark and Dax. Checking out the river front. St Charles

Frenchtown. St Charles, MO

Frenchtown. St Charles

Original state capitol building. Frenchtown. St Charles, MO

Original state capitol building. Frenchtown. St Charles

Frenchtown. St Charles, MO

Frenchtown. St Charles

Lewis & Clark & their dog Seaman. St Charles

Lewis & Clark & their dog Seaman. St Charles

We drove to St. Louis in the afternoon to have a look at the Gateway Arch. I’d seen it from the highway many years ago. It’s much more interesting up close!  So many cool angles from which to take photos, although, in a square photo format, it was impossible to fit the whole thing in one shot.

Gateway Arch, St. Louis

Gateway Arch, St. Louis

Gateway Arch, St. Louis

Gateway Arch, St. Louis

Gateway Arch, St. Louis

Gateway Arch, St. Louis

Gateway Arch, St. Louis

Gateway Arch, St. Louis

Gateway Arch, St. Louis

Gateway Arch, St. Louis

Gateway Arch, St. Louis

Gateway Arch, St. Louis

Gateway Arch, St. Louis

Gateway Arch, St. Louis

Daxie Doggie. Hangin' out by the Gateway Arch

Daxie Doggie. Hangin’ out by the Gateway Arch

I had no desire to go up to the top of the Arch. Mark’s done that before, many many years ago, and he had no desire to do it again either! Apparently it’s super claustrophobic! And honestly, that thing was built back around 1964 or 1965. It’s like a freakin’ antique. Would you really want to be riding up in that contraption??!!

It was still 95 degrees outside, but the humidity had subsided, which made for much more comfortable sightseeing. Even the dogs seemed comfortable.

We had a nice look around, the dogs had a good roll-a-round in the grass, and we called it a day!