This “out and about” thing I’ve been doing the last several weeks is kind of like when you go to someone’s house after they get back from vacation and they say, “Wanna see my photos of how much fun I had while you were working and I was on vacation?” The answer is always NO. But since you’re here, you get to see them, anyhow.
On our way up to ND, we went through St. Louis. We stayed at a La Quinta, as usual, but it was nasty. Smelled like dog pee. And was just dirty. Right after we stayed there, that whole Ferguson rioting started and guess what? That motel wasn’t too far from Ferguson! So on the way back, we decided to splurge and stay downtown at the Hilton. They allow dogs with a large nonrefundable fee. Valet parking is really overpriced and a Kettle One Martini (dirty dry and up) is $12.50. Ouch! But the room was free since we used the last bit of Terry’s hotel points from back when he spent his entire life on the road. Or in the air. Totally worth it.
We stayed at this hotel last year, too. I love all the places to walk in St. Louis and there are so many green spaces.
There’s some construction going on around the arch.
How about those cobblestone streets?
This place was right around the corner.
There’s a lot of bridges over the Missouri River. And I seem to feel the need to take many pictures of all of them. Weird since I have a slight fear of heights. Thought I’d share a few bridge photos with you.
Great evening. Would love to stay longer, do some more exploring and check out the night life someday.