The Gateway Arch, St. Louis, MO

After conquering my fear of heights at the City Museum, I decided to do what I had sworn I would not do. We went up in the Gateway Arch. You get a phobia two-fer at the Arch, because you ride up inside it in a little pod that seats five people. Fortunately I do not have claustrophobia. I managed to do it by pretending it was a simulation.

In the pod going up

It swayed ever so slightly at the top.

from the Arch

Sandy stabilized it for me.

The Gateway Arch, St. Louis, MO

Cardinal Field.

from the Arch

Then we started walking to Soulard, a downtown neighborhood that had been recommended to us. On the way, we found a great place to eat seafood and listen to blues, Broadway Oyster Bar. After City Museum and the Arch, I needed a drink. We had serious fun. Click through on the third photo to go to the little video on Flickr.

Night out in St. Louis

Night out in St. Louis

Music on the patio at Broadway Oyster Bar

Then on to McGurk’s Irish Pub in Soulard, when the drinking continued but we switched to live Irish music.

One of the Bronx Boys at McGurk's

Night out in St. Louis

That was a helluva fun day in St. Louis.