Thanks to an awesome giveaway by Darcy at Life With My 3 Boybarians, I was able to take the Night Photography class by Kent Weakley. Two of my assignments were to take an image during blue hour and also to shoot the moon. Since the moon was so bright last night, I tried to capture the moon during blue hour. I wanted to try and get the moon and its reflection over the lake. After multiple blah shots, I notice the weeds were high along the bank. I thought they made for a much more interesting image!
I was asked by Sister Lisa at Pix-o-Shpere, if I could write a tutorial on how took the pictures of the waterfall. Well I did and I submitted it. I was so nervous because this is the first time I had ever written a tutorial. Well it's up on the blog at Pix-o- Sphere! Eeek!!!
After we finished touring the Arch, going through the gift shops, and the Museum, we still had time to kill before our Riverboat Cruise. We decided to get something to eat. When we stepped outside the sun was shining and the clouds were amazing!
We made it to the top in one piece with no one trying to break down the doors! The view was wonderful!
The old Courthouse
The Cardinals Stadium (its late and I can't remember if its still the Bush Stadium)
The Millennium Hotel - there is a 360 degree restaurant at the top!!!
We really enjoyed the trip to the top of the Arch and just in case you were ever wondering.......
Yes you can text from the top of the Gateway Arch
We file into the capsule/elevator, which holds 5 people (if you hold your breath).
The ride to the top starts. Now remember, we are going up in an arch, the ride to the top is not straight up! It kind of rocks you to the top, back and forth. Now I knew this because I had been to the top of the Arch before, but I wasn't sure how much to tell my boys ahead of time. So... I told them nothing, hehe! My oldest had this look on his face, the one that says I am so not sure about this but I am too cool to show it! My youngest was chanting, " I don't know about this, I don't know about this!"
As we are riding up, I read the sign on the door.
Someone have a panic attack before, hmmmm?!?!
Are you up for it? I am taking the Homemaker's Challenge (link: http://tinyurl.com/2a9ma3m). It is fun for the homemaking, cooking, baking, wife, simple living mom, organizing, decorating, money saving, fashionista, and blogging "expert" in all of us!
The video was over...
The doors open...
Our guide tells us to get in...
The boys didn't know where we were going until we got to the Arch, cause I am a mean mom like that. I like to torture them, LOL! As we were hurrying to get inside, my youngest, who is 8, kept telling me " You know I am afraid of heights, right". We showed them our tickets and they told us to follow the steps down. When we got to the bottom, our tour guide told us where to stand......
In order to get the boys a little excited about starting school, I try to plan some kind of field trip. This year I wanted to take them to the Arch and on a Riverboat cruise. I bought the tickets online so they were non-refundable. Wouldn't you know it, it was supposed to rain all day! Here is the Arch when we first got there, cloudy and dreary!