Today we went to the St.Louis Arch. We had to drive about eight hours to get there.  It was awkward going from the middle of nowhere to a big city.  The arch was bigger than I thought it would be.  We decided we would definitely go up in the tram.  The tram is tiny and egg shaped stuffed with five people per cart, attached to a train like machine that carries 40 people in all.  The top was very crowed and hot.  The windows were tiny, just enough to see the city.  At that point, we were 630 feet in the air.  People were like tiny little ants, running around a field.  I thought it was entertaining watching them run around and swim in roof top pools.  The view was amazing; we could see the whole city from up there.  The tram ride down was a minute faster, making the ride three minutes long.  I was disappointed to leave.

The whole arch was opposite to what described in the book I read, Percy Jackson and the Olympians that is all about the Greek gods and their myths.  In the book, the main character, Percy,  goes to the St. Louis Arch.  In the book they use an elevator instead of a tram.  When he got to the top, he had to jump out the window and into the Mississippi because of an old lady (a monster) and her possessed dog (also a monster) thankfully we didn’t run into anybody like that.  The arch is actually over a park so Percy wouldn’t have landed in the river.   Finally, he wouldn’t be able to fit out the window because the windows are very small.  I really enjoyed the arch.

Crammed into the pod
Erin and mom next to one of the tiny windows

One thought on “St. Louis Arch by Erin 7/29/10

  1. eRIN…You are becoming quite a writer….love hearing your descriptions of what you’re seeing. Can’t wait to hear about it in person….

    luv you soooooo much….Gramma and Pops

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