Let me pose a question. A girl that is terrified of flying couldn’t possibly be okay with riding in an elevator 600 feet up to the top of the Gateway Arch, could she?
Absolutely not .
I was terrified of doing this. Let me show you what we got to ride up in.
Oh yes. A pod. That fits only five people. On a cable that has a clear see-through window/door. And ifyou’re taller than about 5’4″, you’re going to be sitting the exact way B and I are sitting. In case you can’t tell by the look on my face, I was only slightly terrified.
Door of doom. There are 8 of these things. It looks like a door out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. They open up, and it seriously looks like a spaceship.
So then after about a four and a half minute ride up, you are up in the Arch. And since you know, the arch, is well, arch-shaped, you can feel the pod as it zig zags to the top.
And then you step out, walk up some more stairs…and see this.
|FYI I look like crap because B and I were out till 2 am, and then woke up at 7am. And I was scared as hell.|
Dad and Carla.
Carla had promised that if I was good, I would get a candy bar when (if) we got back down. So this is how I was on the way down…
Happy trip to the top of the Arch; something I’ll never have to do again in my life.
I got a Milky Way in case you were curious.