We had the most wonderful time.
Almost four weeks on the go, we drowe across the continent. Wow, what a wonderful country to visit.
It all started in Des Moines, Iowa, to visit some family. They, the family, made our days pleasent in every meaning of the word. Showed us around the city and even took us to visit an old american house down town. She who lived in the house was a norwegian married to an american. It was tough of her to accept our visit on a very short note. She was, by the way, leaving for Norway the next morning.
From Iowa we drowe down to Saint Louis. We stayed in a beautiful hotel down town and had two busy days. There was so much to see and take part in, and now, when back home, I think that is the sad part of it all. We had too little time to really get the feel of each city.
We did enter the top of The Arch, almost 200 meters high. Up there we had a room with a view one might say. The photo below is taken from up there.
Click to enlarge, and notice all the tall buildings popping up in the background. This was a good place to visit, we walked to do anything. No car needed.
We also spent an evening sailing on Missisippi River, mostly because of all the historic events. Reading books often results in good feelings about certain things/places and Missisippi is one of them.
My sister in law, Anne, and I were out shopping and found some really good pieces to bring back home. Clothes, that was. While shopping it started raining and the five minutes it took us to run back to the hotel, we got soaking wet to the skin. I don't think I have ever seen a rainshower like that. Best thing though was that the warmth didn't disappear. Normally that's what's happening here, once the rain is there the air is cooling down.
Below is the sunset on Missisippi, an evening I won't forget.
An early morning handyman and I went for a walk and we came across this cool sculpture. It was very pretty and quite big. I instantly fell in love with it and was glad I brought my camera.
Let me finish by telling that we had the lovliest weather anyone can ask for the entire vacation. I do understand that the heat can be hard for the americans who have to put up with it all the time, but for me, it was like a dream.
I'm thinking of doing a little series of this, so each Sunday from now on will be the day to read more about our adventure.
Take care and enjoy your days everyone.