Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Great Big Arch aka The St. Louis Arch

At the top!

This old fashioned see-saw type thing. The girls liked it, go figure.

The American girl's wagon :)

For years Betsey has called the Arch "the Great Big Arch" and has wanted to go see it. Usually we are driving past it early in the morning or late at night, not exactly the most prime conditions for visiting the Arch. Well this time on the way back to Alabama we weren't in a rush or on a schedule so we decided that we would go. I am so glad that we did! We all had a fabulous time riding the little capsule up to the top and wondering around in the museum underground. It is set in a beautiful park and the girls had a ball running around.

Well wouldn't you know, while we were there walking around the bottom, there was a covered wagon showing how the pioneers had traveled across the west and in the back of it there was this little rag doll. No big deal right, the kind that lots of little girls might have had in the 1800's not so to Betsey. As we are walking past it she yells " Mommy look which American Girl doll is that?" "Do you think that we have that one?" Bets, I hate to break it to ya but I don't think they had American Girl dolls back then! :) Needless to say this got quite a few laughs from our fellow museum goers.

After several attempts at getting a picture of the girls with the entire Arch in the background, we were hungry, so of all places to take my 2 year old and 4 year old their father chose to take them to Show-Me's the Missouri version of Hooters! Nice one W.R.

If you have never visited the Arch, you should! It is really neat to how it see how it was built especially when you think about all of the technology that they did NOT have. It is pretty COOL!

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