Monday, March 21, 2011

St. Louis trip

This was the view from our 19th floor room.  Crazy, gorgeous, luxurious...


I fell in love with this green chaise lounge...I could've stared at the arch and St. Louis for hours but there was sight seeing to be done!



At the north base of the arch, I was awed by the enormity of the Gateway to the west.  And yes it was very cold that afternoon. 

We rode up to the top in a 5 person sardine can. teehee. And a well practised National Park Ranger took this picture at 630 feet.  The views from up there overwhelmed me at times.  I said wow, a lot, like a genuine tourist should. 


Took this picture of the Four Seasons Hotel from inside the arch...You've got to love the technology that allows you to capture an image like this and then share it with folks back home!  Yes, I still love my iPhone! 



Looking out one of the eastern facing windows, you can see the Mississippi, muddy brown, huge and wild.  We saw the currents swirling and pushing debris with tremendous energy from 630' above.  Now I understand why its referred to as the Mighty Miss!



In the hotel Spa which was on the ENTIRE 7th floor, all the fellows' wives had a delicious luncheon and then a Spa treatment of our choice.  For 90 minutes my feet were treated better than ever before or since!  My feet are still soft and smooth several weeks later and the nail polish, still perfect!

We arrived on Monday afternoon, Jeff was inducted Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning we were flying back home.

It was a whirlwind of meeting lots of new people, sightseeing, pampering for me, meetings for him, a very nice dinner and induction ceremony for all the fellows.

Leading up to the induction ceremony, I snapped pictures like a crazy person, but by the time we got to the Grand ballroom and Main event, I just soaked it all in emotionally.  I didn't take a single picture!  Can you believe that?  I am so disappointed with myself...C'est la vie!   

So proud of my extremely patient, well deserving husband!  When we get a copy of Jeff receiving his award from Jeff Quinn, I'll be sure to share it with you.

Have you ever been to St. Louis?

Enjoy your Monday, wherever you may be!   

Donna

1 comment:

  1. I haven't been but it looks nice! You two are such a cute couple! I love your blog banner and I'm glad you enjoy my blog music :)

    Sand

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