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Friday, May 25, 2012

Come with me to St. Louis Missouri


Please allow me to share with you one of the most precious trips our family had ....

This was the year we celebrated Christmas in St. Louis, Missouri.  It was a lot of fun but we missed Jack   who couldn't go with us on this. Jack was still serving in the US Air Force in North Dakota.  I missed him a lot, so after our vacation I mailed a couple of good pictures to him and some souvenier goodies I found which I thought he would like.  Jack was so surprised and happy when he picked up his mail at his apartment mailboxes.   



Things to see and do in St. Louis MO. I regret now that I didn't take as much pictures or visited all the nice places in this town. 




This was the old St. Lous Union train station that St. Louis developed into a shopping mall.  The mall is a neat place to wander around. The shops are very unique by selling merchandise you wouldn't normally find in other places. We walked aimlessly hopping from one store to another.  


Hyatt Hotel where we stayed.



Down below is where the train station used to be, now a shopping mall. 




The Whispering Arch is located at the entrance of Union Station.  This is the plaque that explains this neat experience one is about to have with Whispering Arch.  To get the full experience of the Whispering Arch, each person must be on each side of the arch. If you whisper something facing the wall, the other person several feet away will be able to hear it as clear as day on the other end of the arch. 




I was trying to show the both sides of the Whispering Arch.


Christine and I standing on one side of the Arch while Jeff was on the other side. This was a  neat thing you can not experience anywhere else in the world.   



This was in the hotel lobby and Jeff decided to play his favorite piano piece for me.  







The  Gateway Arch has been a popular tourist attraction since its completion in October 1965. It is a 630-foot ride to the top of this world-famous stainless steel monument for the finest view in the Gateway City. Designed to last 1,000 years, on a clear day, you can see for about 30 miles from atop the structure.

























The lobby where we waited to get on a short tram ride to the top of the Gateway Arch. 








This is a shot from the inside of the Gateway Arch.




 The view of the city and the Mississippi River from the top of the Gateway Arch.


Looking West, you'll have a breathtaking view of downtown St. Louis 










Looking East, you can see the Mississippi River and Illinois.
















My son loves surprises, so from time to time I would send him things I buy from our trips as well as pictures. His trip to the airforce office commercial mailboxes became a regular trip for him to check for surprises and sometimes a money bonus I would send him. 


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12 comments:

  1. It must be a pleasant trip with the company of a pianist.

    P/S: Is is helpful if Kulasa from the letters in November can let me comment in her blog through Google. I face some difficulty to comment through facebook.

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    1. Hi Rainfield, thanks for visiting !

      I had the same experience leaving comment on Kulasa's blog the other day. I scrolled down and found out that there is a comment part right below that part you saw and that was the part where you can easily leave comments. I hope you find that part I was talking about.

      Aligaga

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  2. i so enjoyed your post Chay, that gateway arch is very interesting, great you can go to the top of the arch, must really be an awesome experience.

    miss you Chay, thanks so much to you for keeping our site flying high with happiness :)

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    1. Miss you too Beth !!!

      It was an awesome experience to see the Gateway Arch - almost unbelievable to think that you can go up on the top of it.

      I finally found my external backup of all our old pictures and I am having a great time saving them here and sharing them to all our friends !

      Aligaga

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  3. Thanks for the neat tour of St Louis. Your photos are wonderful, looks like a great trip.

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    1. It was an awesome trip, one of our best so far ! Thanks for visiting eileeninmd !

      Take care,
      Aligaga

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  4. beautiful images from your family vacation, Chay! i enjoyed it immensely.
    PS.
    hey, thank you so much for always dropping by at my lil' corner. appreciate your effort in commenting on my old posts. i miss you terribly! can't wait for the 40-day countdown to be over!

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    1. Thanks and it is a pleasure to always see you in your homeblog. I love to always come there and check on what's new with you. It feels good to always connect and I to always know what is going on with you.

      I am counting the days and can't wait to see the rest of our dear friends. I miss everybody ! The forty days has been amazing and it really helped me a lot. I am having fun and at the same time found a lot of time to post stuff here.

      Take care and hugs to everybody !

      Aligaga

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  5. Beautiful photos of the Arch, and your entire trip! This must be fun and enjoyable for you all..

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    1. It was one of our best Icy ! Thank you for visiting.

      Aligaga

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  6. Incredible views from the Gateway Arch! It is a beautiful structure and I never knew there were observation windows to look out. What a great way to see St. Lous!

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    1. Hi Diane, thank you for visiting, yeah that place is just amazing !

      Aligaga

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