- I now know where the MLK Bridge is.
- The River Front Road being flooded by the Mississippi
- My TomTom doesn't do well with detour signs and flooded roads.
- The Warden spotted the sign to "The Arch parking garage"
The Warden has said ... without exception each year as we crossed "the bridge" ... someday we need to stop and see the Arch. This has been easily brushed off each trip because of the blaring horns, screeching tires and my audible praying as I weed my way through the STL traffic. I just say I can't get to the exit or that I didn't hear her in time. But as fate would have it ..... yesterday, having taken the route laid out by my trusty TomTom ..... we sit staring at the flooded road ahead of us and just to our right was the entrance to the parking garage ... there was no getting out of this one!
As we made our way down the walkway to the Arch, I read a sign that said over 2,000,000 people visit the Arch every year.... this really wasn't news to me ... I figure most were just asking directions of how to get across the bridge! But it was a well manicured park with LOTS of people there .... and the Park Ranger even knows the fastest way to get to the MLK bridge!
While there we did get to take a few pictures of the Warden. I posted them on my facebook mobile page. And a picture of me with some people who wanted to promote green energy and opposed more drilling for oil. They seemed pleased that I wanted a picture with them holding up their signs. Their mannerism changed however when I told them I was against ethanol, windmills and wanted to drill on the Anwar tundra! (I made a fast get-a-way when they started yelling for the Park Ranger!)
But I figure the picture will make some good discussion at the Stockman next week when I get home.
And Arno ... someday I am gonna stop in your hometown for a visit with you and Cherie ... heck, if you lived close to "the bridge" .... I'd probably see you every year!!!!!!!!!!