Northwest Passage: Provel Cheese Please

“You can find me in St. Louie”…anyone? The year 2000… Nelly… Country Grammar…Jenny didn’t remember that one either. Moving on…

After a great night with Twila and Bryan we set out early for the Arch.  St. Louis Arch

It is impossible for photos to do this justice if you haven’t seen it in person.  The whole thing is covered in stainless steel, giving you reflective views that vary by time of day and angle.

Our super retro ride to the top.  Am I in a space capsule or the apple store?

Our  ride 630 ft to the top. Am I in a space capsule or the apple store?

 

Jenny and Drew

 

Our nation’s tallest monument is the perfect way to see St. Louis.

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And you can see the arch  from everywhere in the city

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The whole city is filled with larger than life works of art.

Over 25 sculptures in the City Garden.

Over 25 sculptures in the City Garden.

One of the attractions is a live video camera of the garden.  "Look ma, I'm on TV!"

One of the attractions is a live video camera of the garden. “Look ma, I’m on TV!”

Drew discovered his inner child and played in the fountain.

Drew discovered his inner child and played in the fountain.

 

I didn’t know St. Louis had its own variety of pizza, the main restaurant being Imo’s Pizza.  Provel cheese is used instead of mozzarella giving it  a sweeter and creamier flavor and texture.  A thin crust is also required, very yummy!

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And what better way to wash down pizza than a cold beer?  Budweiser to be exact.

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Regardless of the free beers, the Anheuser Busch factory is one of the best tours I’ve ever been on.  It was the first and largest brewery of its kind west of the Mississippi, and the first to transport beer by train.

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 The grounds are beautiful, with many of the architectural features being acquired from the 1904 World’s Fair

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And who doesn’t love the iconic Clydesdales.  Originally a gift to August Busch from his two sons to commemorate the prohibition repeal in 1933.

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It was only fitting to end the day at Busch stadium.

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The Cardinals couldn’t hold off the Brewers, but their’s nothing like the roar in the stadium when the home team hits one out of the park

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