Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Day 32: St-Louis

Today we ventured out into St-Louis. Our starting point was obvious: a 630 foot tall hunk of stainless steel and reinforced concrete shaped into an arch which also happens to be 630 feet wide at its base. The Gateway Arch - also known as the "Gateway to the West" - is the tallest monument in the United States.

The Arch has a tramway built inside each side which travels to the top in a similar manner to a ferris wheel. Once at the top, you get a spectacular view of the city.

Here you can see where we have been staying in relation to some other major buildings:

After taking in a few other minor sights and sounds of St-Louis, we made a quick trip to the local Target to stock up on some beverages for the baseball game we had tickets to see tonight.

Tonight's matchup was a rematch of yesterday's game, pitting the hometown Cardinals against the Reds of Cincinnati.

At the start of the game, both teams were tied for first place in the Central Division of the National League.

The game was an exciting one. No particularly memorable scoring sequences, but lots of close plays and fast action which is not always the case for baseball.

In the end, the local heroes fell 9-8, dropping them one game back for tomorrow's rubber-match. There was some activity in the 8th and 9th inning, but no dice for the Cards.

We're on the move again tomorrow, inching closer to the end of our voyage. See y'all soon!


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