Wednesday, March 23, 2011

St. Louis. Day1. The Arch.

Last week was Brennan's Spring Break so I took a couple of days off work and we drove down to St. Louis. We really weren't there for long and didn't do a whole lot, but it was still a blast! It was just really fun to get away for a few days and just spend some time together without the distractions of every day life.

The first place we headed was the arch, of course.
I've been up in the arch before, but we thought since Brennan hadn't that we would get tickets. Unfortunately, they were all sold out!!
It was pretty disappointing, but the weather was beautiful and the arch is incredible just to look out so we just enjoyed being outside. We also spent some time in the little museum they have under the arch.
Brennan pretending to be Jefferson.
This was a pretty neat display that told about the architects and builders behind the arch and compared this miniature version of the arch to other famous monuments. It was actually quite fascinating!

Next up was the old courthouse.
This building had a lot of interesting history about slavery. I really enjoyed reading about the story of a man who went to court to try to get his family's freedom. How sad that the case went all the way to the Supreme Court but they determined that he was not a citizen of the United States and therefore wasn't even allowed to bring a matter before the court.
Judge Rachel.
It was a beautiful building.
After the courthouse we headed back to the car, and on the way we got to check out the Cardinal's Busch Stadium.
We could not have asked for better weather and our time downtown was a great start to our trip!


  1. Sounds like fun! I can't wait to hear about the rest of the trip!

  2. I can't believe how long your hair is. You obviously have no featured photos of yourself for a while. Looks great... oh yeah, and the weekend looks like fun too.

  3. Thats sad that the Arch tickets were sold out. :( Looks like a fun trip! Glad the weather was nice. That always makes it so much better.