Oops , I missed one day of blogging. So time to catch up! Yesterday we spent a few hours in St. Louis , MO, checked out The Arch (“the gateway to the west”) – of course! It was my first time in St. Louis and was obviously excited beyond excited. What a great time we had, and I can’t wait to return to St. Louis for some other adventures. There are quite a few things to see (and good shopping) there.
One of the coolest things in this city is its dog friendliness. Four-legged family members are welcome to quite a few places, from the The Arch of St. Louis park to American Kennel Club’s Museum of The Dog (duh, of course). And Forest Park is a place to go for sure – whether you like golf, (free!) zoo, or just awesome running trails. Yesterday there was a running event for dogs and their owners, followed by a dog-themed expo. I wish we had known about it a bit earlier – Jason, I and Tassu would be have been more than ready for a quick 5k and some dog fun. Oh well, next time!
We also did a quick stroll in the City Garden, which is just a couple of short blocks from Missouri’s State Capitol. The City Garden is a little oasis with some very interesting artwork in the downtown. Lovely place to walk with the dog, and sit down for a quick snack.
From St. Louis our trip continued to Valparaiso, IN, to spend a couple of days with in-laws, before the last segment of driving to Virginia, through West Virginia. Almost there! So far we have driven 4,872 miles, spent 89 hours 49 minutes in the truck, and used 281 gallons of fuel. It sure has been a long but fun trip.
After an exciting day full of sniffing, Tassu was more than ready for his beauty sleep. After of course loving his new best friend, aka my mom-in-law. He seems to adore her.