Had a conference in St. Louis, Missouri. And, of course, you have to visit the Gateway Arch
This is Jimmy McMillan and we shared a flight together. He ran for governor of New York on behalf of the Rent Is 2 Damn High Party. If you don't know about him, visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rent_Is_Too_Damn_High_Party We had a nice little discussion about his ballot case making its way through the court system.
You know me. When I visit a city I have to try out their mass transit system. I have to say, I was very impressed with the MetroLink. For example, this red line toward Shiloh-Scott.
Very clean, affordable, and efficient
A nice streetcar system.
The lobby of the Marriott at Union Station where I stayed. They converted the old train station into a hotel shopping center
Here's the mall
The old superstructure of the roof still covers the entire area
stainglass over the door
Bears are way better than lions...
The rest of the Peabody Opera House
Pierre Laclède, the founder of St. Louis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Laclède
Ulysses S. Grant
The Old Courthouse
Directly under the arch. How do you know you are there? Look for the perfect circle of dirt in a beautifully manicured lawn.
Good times on a steamboat in the Mississippi
Dred Scott statue
St. Louis has a great and active park running through the hear of the city
Some kind of decapitated head...
I can't be sure, but I believe this pink suit is to glorify Miami Vice...
Richard Serra sculpture. Clearly no one wants to go near this thing...
Police statue at Civic Court
Some kind of war memorial
The Post Office
The outside of the hotel I stayed at
Stop spraying yourself!
BASEBALL! St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago White Sox!
Susie and I enjoying the suite
I don't know why this is so funny to me.
Scoreboard in centerfield. "That's a winner!"
Back at Lambert Field
atom smasher right before I landed in Chicago
Moving around dirt at Lollypop Farm
Guess what this little fella is?
A remote control bulldozer! Why did no one tell me this was a career option?