Marty's parents came in town last week to celebrate Easter with us. While they were here, we were able to explore more of St. Louis with them. The Cates really wanted to go up in the famous St. Louis arch and see the city from the top. Marty and I had no desire to ride up in the arch, yet we had heard that the other attractions around the Arch were excellent. We decided to go on Good Friday morning, and as the Cates bought tickets for themselves to go up the arch they also bought us tickets to join them. Marty whined, fussed and decided he had no choice but to go. Little children were walking by us excited to ride up the Arch, so how scary could it be?
We arrived at the entrance to our pod that was going to take us more than 600 feet in the air. The door to the pod, was 4 feet tall ( the picture shows the top, yet the door did not go all the way to the floor, it was about 1 foot off the floor)
As the door opened and revealed the itty bitty teeny weeny pod we were traveling in Marty started to sweat. All 4 of us made it into the pod, and as the doors were about to close, Marty shouted...
" I CAN'T DO THIS!"
... and bolted out of the pod, and the doors closed.
We held on tight as the pod swayed back and forth all 600 feet in the sky. Here we are inside of the pod.
Once we got to the top, we were able to see for miles through little skinny windows. The Arch swayed so dramatically at the top you could hardly stand still.
Overall, a great and hilarious trip. Although Marty was too scared to go up the Arch, he did test out the model pod that was safely secured to the ground...