My day job had me in St. Louis last week for a number of meetings. When I found out that I would be going to St. Louis, I was actually pretty excited (funny, none of my colleagues were nearly as thrilled.) You see, one of my Bucket List items is to visit every US state. Prior to this trip I had visited 41 states, but I had not been to Missouri, the Show-Me-State.
So after taking a quick look at a map of the Midwest I discovered that with a little bit of driving, I could actually knock off three other states too! Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. So I tacked on two days of vacation and had myself a little roadtrip. But first up, let’s talk about St. Louis.
I managed to squeeze in a quick half-day of sight-seeing in St. Louis and met up with a colleague for lunch in Forest Park. I had planned to go up in the famous Arch, but I discovered that only one side of the Arch was actually running and it was a 4.5 hour wait, so I just took lots of nice pictures:
Overall I was actually pleasantly surprised by St. Louis. I had honestly expected a dirtier, more run-down city that was as tough as nails, but what I found was actually a very nice, clean and welcoming city that was nothing likes its reputation.
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