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In the first week of summer my family takes a trip somewhere in the United States, and we have visited quite a few locations. This summer we took a trip to St. Louis, but we have visited places like California in the past. Visiting California, my family had one of the most fun times of their lives.  California almost seemed like a foreign country, but we were all ready to see a new city. This summer we took a trip for travel baseball to St. Louis, and the city was capable of taking my breath away.

 

The city of St. Louis is separated by the Mississippi River and stretches far in every direction. The city is famous for the name “The Gateway to the West.” The Gateway Arch separates the sides of the East and West Mississippi and is the tallest arch ever engineered. Seeing the arch from the bottom, I could see the top sway and hear it creak. The Mississippi River reflected sunlight for beautiful pictures with my family. We wanted to visit the top of the arch; however, we found better activities than waiting for four hours.

 

Looking for activities, my mother decided she was hungry, and we all agreed with her opinion. We walked around for a while and saw the beautiful city of St. Louis. Walking three miles and passing many restaurants, we spotted Busch Stadium which was built around ten years ago, and it provides a beautiful addition to the city. Since no game was playing the day we went, we were only able to walk around the outskirts of the stadium. Right out of the stadium past left field, a restaurant called “Ballpark Village St. Louis” was opened, and we gave it a try.

 

Upon walking in the restaurant, I noticed the largest televisions my eyes have ever gazed upon. Eating and conversing were some events taking place at our table for the next two hours. The sky was turning dark, and I had a game to play the next day, so we drove about 45 minutes to the hotel we were staying in for the night. We met the team and talked for a while in the lobby. Experiences from the team’s day in the Gateway City were shared over tables in the hotel lobby with a game of cards. Most teammates visited the breweries, and some visited the park. They all enjoyed their journey in St. Louis.

 

A bright light from the sun woke me up early the next day around 7 a.m.. We were set to play around ten in the morning, and I prepared by dressing in the team’s uniform and eating a hotel breakfast. Some time after, we journeyed to the field and warmed up for an early morning game. The field wet with dew had the sunlight shining with the warmth right over the trees. The game lasted about two hours and ended by a score of two to three not in our favor. I still had a great time playing in another state.

 

Overall, I definitely recommend a trip to St. Louis. The people, atmosphere, and buildings contain a welcoming feeling. I appreciate that I could accompany my parents and sister to the Gateway to the West.

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5 Responses to “A City to Remember”

  1. bhamm56 on August 9th, 2017 12:18 pm

    I think it is really awesome how your family travels to a new place every year! I have always wanted to visit the Arch, and I enjoyed how you described your time around it.

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  2. Caleb Johnson on August 10th, 2017 8:02 am

    I liked your article and thought it was funny how you walked around the city for three hours trying to find some food. I’ll plan a trip to St. Louis soon!

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  3. Olivia Salyers on August 11th, 2017 8:31 am

    I love how descriptive you were throughout the article . You really made it possible to imagine your vacation. Im glad you all had fun. Great article!

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  4. Mack Appleton on August 11th, 2017 8:42 am

    The story had a lot of good description and used words that made the place seem very desirable to visit. I have been through St. Louis a few time, but I have never really spent enough time there to truly experience what the city is like. A trip to St. Louis may have to be in some of my future plans.

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  5. Lanie Miller on August 15th, 2017 1:44 pm

    I think it is really awesome how you and your family go somewhere new every year! I think it would be amazing to travel like this and I love how you describe so vividly how amazing it was for you. Great article Drew!

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