A couple weeks ago, my husband and I travelled to St. Louis, Missouri for a quick getaway. We celebrated my birthday and our anniversary as well as attending a photography seminar there.
When we arrived in St. Louis, our first stop was the Cathedral Basilica. We had read about it online and thought it would be fun to visit and, of course, take pictures.
These mosaics took over 60 years to complete and the Cathedral Basilica has the largest collection of mosaics in the world.
All together, there are over 41 million individual glass pieces that make up these stunning works of art.
Our next stop was, of course, The Gateway Arch. We had visited the Arch a couple of years ago, but it was so foggy outside that you couldn’t even see the top of it!
The museum below the Arch is fascinating (and free!), as well as the video that they show of how the Arch was built. It’s a beautiful memorial to the westward exploration of Lewis and Clark, as well as the brave pioneers who crossed the Mississippi River in later years.
Sam and I had a refreshing time together. It was our first trip without Isaiah (thanks, Mom!). We missed him, but it felt good to have time with just the two of us. We needed that, especially with Baby #2 on the way!