Thanksgiving weekend is here- for the Americans I meant! We’re having our American family visit us and are excitedly looking forward to it!
Prior to that, we had other priorities –bring another family member back home! From the US of A! My mother-in-law who cannot travel alone but loves to visit her granddaughter in America, once every year!
On our weekend getaway with a mission/purpose we land in a very beautiful city, St. Louis in Missouri. This has been our tradition for the past decade or so, where we deplane at this city for our onward road journey to our family’s hometown.
St. Louis, one of the biggest city of Missouri is one of the finest cities to visit and well-known for its Gateway Arch, night life, botanical garden etc. The boat tour on Mississipi River is splendid and an experience we cherish. A visit to the Gateway Arch is essential, a must do for everyone visiting or passing by St. Louis — pictures do the astonishingly colossal monument no justice.
Like most Midwestern cities, the people here are very friendly and warm. The weather is slightly cold at this time of the year, but nothing to complain about. Really. There is an old joke: Question: “What is the hardest job in the world?” Answer: “Bank guard in Alaska…everyone is wearing ski masks!” The second hardest job in the world has to be forecasting the weather in St. Louis, since it’s pretty much the opposite of San Diego’s steadfast sunshine.
Having said that, other than Chicago, St. Louis is one of the nicest major cities to visit, especially enroute to where we want to go. The people are amazing, the food is great!