Maggie had another doctor appointment in St. Louis last week (things are going great by the way) and while we were there we decided to make a quick trip over the Jefferson Expansion Memorial to see the Gateway Arch.
Kayley was pretty excited, she couldn't remember our last visit there...I believe she was 3 so I guess that makes sense. She really wanted to go up to the top so, we bought some tickets and decided to go for it! You ride in a tiny little "pod" all the way to the top that clicks and clacks. It takes 4 minutes to go up, 3 to come back down. I'm not going to lie, it is a little scary. If you are even a little bit claustrophobic then this is NOT for you.
The pod is tiny!
There was a window and you could see a winding staircase out there the whole time we were going up. That was a lot of stairs!
The top is a lot smaller than you would think and it has tiny little slit windows where you can look down.
Headed back down...
When we got to the bottom we had a quick snack and enjoyed the museum. The girls eared their Junior Ranger badge! That is a fun perk of going to a National Park!
We had a great time and made a fun field trip out of it.