The highlight of our little adventure, outside of the great shopping deals we got at the St. Louis Mills Mall in Hazelwood, had to be the St. Louis Arch, the Gateway to the West.
Not one of us had ever seen it before. We had to touch it. I have a necessity for tactile memories, like touching monuments such as the Space Needle, and dipping my hands into water, such as the Rhine River in Germany and the Arctic Ocean near Barrow. We didn't go up the elevator, but just seeing it was impressive.