While I was in St. Louis, I couldn't miss seeing the famous Gateway Arch, our nation's tallest man-made monument! It's 630' tall and was built as a monument to the westward expansion of the U.S. and to help revitalize the Mississippi River waterfront in St. Louis. There's a tram ride ride to the top to see the view from little windows on the underside but the tickets were all sold out. Maybe that's good because one of our friends said that it's like sitting in a washing machine, a little claustrophobic and jostling. Hmm.... Oh well, maybe next time. Maybe! Or maybe that's changed from the time it was built in 1965.