Sunday, September 7, 2008

ON THE ROAD-THE GATEWAY ARCH

At the last second we decided since we were driving through St Louis we might as well stop and check out the Gateway Arch. I wonder how many of you have driven through St Louis as tourists. It seems like the freeways catch us up every time we've driven through the fair city.

It only took us three times around ... across the river and back before we finally caught the right exit the get to the Arch. Mike is stubborn and perservers and we eventually made it to the landmark!




I love the color and changes in the sky in these pictures to say nothing of the form and shape of the Arch from the different perspectives.

After enjoying the view from the top of the Arch we visitied and had dinner with a family friend who works at an up and coming restaraunt that must be on your "have to go to" list when in St Louis. Justin works at Niche located about 3 miles from the Gateway Arch. We were treated royally with absolutely the best food of the whole trip and the chef came out to speak directly to Mike about his gluten-free dietary needs. Chef Craft (recognized in April by Food & Wine Magazine as one of 2008's Best New Chefs in America) then commenced to serve Mike with a gourmet gluten-free meal including homemade ice cream for dessert - a favorite Mike doesn't get to enjoy much any more.
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