Meet Me in St. Louis!
Meet Me in St. Louis, the musical film with Judy Garland, was an all time favorite of my Aunt Cardie. She showed it to me over and over again.
We would belt out - Clang, clang, clang went the trolley with Judy and the rest of the cast.
The movie was split into four seasons and after we watched it the first time together, my aunt would insist we skip over the Halloween and “upsetting” Christmas scene. She never did like a dramatic kid scene or an event that made her cry.
Heading into St. Louis in the present day made me think of the catchy tunes and I sang a few lines before we pulled into our park just 30 minutes outside of downtown.
We didn’t explore much of downtown but we did go visit the Gateway Arch. And I have to say, it is a thousand times bigger than I expected it to be. I knew it was going to be a big monument but up close, you really had to crane your neck back to see the whole thing. It was actually quite hard to take a full picture of it with my, not so wide angle lens.
It was very exciting to see it though and we walked around the area a few times before giving it a pat on our way out.
I’m glad we got to see the beautiful and iconic Gateway Arch. What a stunner.