Our trip started out with a bang. As in bang, uh oh. Flat tire in Indiana. AAA to the rescue to put on the spare, then finding a shop to repair the tire and finally back on our way arriving near St. Louis a few hours later than planned. We are thankful it was not worse.
I have no idea how this post will turn out as I really don't understand how this Blogger app works. Anyway, here goes.
Our first stop was the Old Courthouse to purchase tickets for the Gateway Arch. Here the dome is reflected in a modern building next door.
The Old Courthouse as seen from the top of the Arch.
The tram that took us to the top. Each car sat five people. The door to enter was only 4' tall.
Thanks to South Carolina Julia, we headed to the St. Louis Basilica. It just takes your breath away.
Not a good picture, but here's the main alter.
The mosaics are breathtaking.
Cherubs adorned each holy water font.
From the Basilica we headed to the Botanical Gardens. It was recommended to me, but I can't remember by whom.
The lily ponds were beautiful.
This is a Victoria water lily. At first I though they were not real. Some must have been four feet in diameter. Thorns surrounded the "lip".
These appeared to be blown glass.
These little round gardens were called pincushion gardens.
A very good day in St. Louis! By the end of the day, my dogs were doing some serious barking.
Tomorrow we are heading further west.
I hope this post turns out okay. It has taken me way too long and frustrated me like you would not believe!!! I wish I could figure out how to preview it.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
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