Saturday, September 10, 2011

We Went Up in the Arch

After years of driving right by the arch on our way to and from my home town, we decided the girls were old enough to appreciate seeing it this year.

So we rode up in that crazy thing that looks like you got into an egg.  I had to pretend that I wasn't freaking out.  I hate enclosed spaces and I am not crazy about heights or national monuments that may or may not be something targeted by terrorists.  I am a real danger junky basically.  They said it would take 4 minutes to go up and 3.45 to get down. hmmmm...gravity?
But the day was clear and the view was great! The girls weren't scared and they did really enjoy it.  One little girl was crying because her dad was trying to make her look out the window.
Then we walked around a museum they had where a talking statue of Lewis and Clarke told you stories and lessons.  They were funny because they were life sized, but not quite.  We studied Lewis and Clark last year and their story is even more amazing than I had remembered as a child.   A really good documentary about it was Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West  from National Geographic.  It was one of the first things I ever watched on our big HD tv and it is also visually stunning.  Highly recommend.

We even had lunch on a river boat right next to the arch.
I like this picture a lot, even though you can't see the arch.


On the Verge-Couples ed. said...

SOOO cute! Cute cute family!!! And I laugh about your fear of targeted terrorist places lol....

Kelli said...

That is something I want to do! I've been to the arch once but didn't go up. Glad you stayed calm :)