Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Arch, Check-In, Meet and Greet, Dessert(s) and Sock Balls

We gathered in the lobby for breakfast and to plan our morning trip to the Gateway Arch. The strange yellow ball in the sky signified that we had better weather to attempt the trip downtown.

The poor GPS had not been notified that the river drive that is the scenic route to the Arch was flooded so after a few U-turns and the Arch in sight we managed to get to the north end parking garage. And walked along the upper river walk to the south entry point. Our timing was perfect and we entered, bought tickets and went right to the top.
It is quite the thing to look at from the ground up and then look down from the viewing windows. And gives me an added perspective for when I watch Category 6, the weather disaster movie where the Arch is destroyed by a tornado.

Atferwards we took pictures and basked in the sun, people-watching, before we returned to the hotel for a bite of lunch and to check in for the Flingg.

It was great to meet and greet Flingers old and new while exchanging oohs and aahs over their knitwear. The evening progressed into snacks and a drink for supper and a yummy dessert bar before the much anticipated sock ball exchange, more knitting and meeting new folks.

We tried for an early bedtime since we planned an early morning of royal wedding watching. All in all, a great beginning to the Fling.

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