So around 10:30am we met up with Jim and Dee down at the famous St. Louis arch. It's a small RV'ing world sometimes because Jim and Dee have also met Rick and Elaine who we stayed with in New Brunswick.
Jim, Dee, Sam, and Donna on the steps up to the arch.
Looking up at the arch. They finished building it in 1966. It's 63 stories tall, and it's covered in stainless steel. It was built to last 1,000 years! There is a funny little pod elevator system that takes you to some little viewing windows up at the top. Cost is $10 a person, but we got discount tickets using Sam's parks pass.
Downtown St. Louis, taken from the top of the arch.
After the arch, we all took the boat tour on the Mississippi River. The water level is really low right now and this statue of Lewis and Clark normally has the dog under water! There are times in the spring when this statue is entirely covered in water.
This was the first electric plant built west of the Mississippi. It started generating power in 1903!
They're building a new Interstate bridge over the Mississippi near downtown St. Louis. What a huge job!
A postcard picture of the arch and the city of St. Louis.
We had a great day visiting downtown and enjoyed meeting Jim and Dee. Wish we could have spent more time with them, but hopefully we'll meet up on the road again somewhere. The weather was absolutely perfect with blue sky all day and a high of about 88F (31C)!