Our first exciting stop in July, on the way up north, was The Gateway Arch. It was completed in 1965 and my first visit was in 1968 and I have been to it several times since.
The outside grounds have changed alot, since that first visit. They now have a beautiful park to walk through. Here we are on the way to the monument.
Here’s another shot of the arch, without the handsome couple in it
This next photo was taking right under the arch.
See the windows at the very, very top? No, let’s see if I can zoom in for you. It is only 630 feet high, making it tallest national monument in the United States.
Now can you see them? 😀
We purchase tickets and head on over to the elevators. Elevators, LOL, what a hoot!
There are seven “elevators” and each door measures 2′ by 4′ and has five little round seats. The youngest sat on the Dad’s lap.
After we squeeeeeese in, I took this picture. I couldn’t get all six of us, there just wasn’t any room. I don’t know why my son has that look in every picture I take of him. That is, if I get a picture of him. I don’t know if you can tell by the background of the picture, but the elevator (lol), is actually round. Sir William’s head bumped the top. As we went to the top, the elevator would rock, it was going up like stair steps. You can’t go straight up when the building is curved. 😀
Tomorrow, I’ll post more pictures of what it was like way up in the heavens and some history.