This marked the first year we attended Gen Con on Sunday. We’re usually so tired by Day 3 that we just go home after hotel checkout. This year, though, we came back to buy the games we’d decided on from the day before. We also talked to the convention manager at AEG, and we might be helping out with a con in KC in November. I’m kind of excited about that.
We got on the road a little after 11 and had a nice drive. As we neared St. Louis, we decided to drive right through the city so Terry could see the arch. It was so close that we threw caution to the wind and decided just to go visit it. I love impromptu trip stops! The arch was cool…definitely bigger in person. The only one of us who’d visited there was Erica, so it was a cool treat.
It was a little bit of a walk, but it was a nice stretch. I hadn’t realized there was a museum underneath the arch either.
I debated going to the top in the tram, but decided against it due to time constraints. That, and the fact that the trams are tiny, and I wasn’t sure if I was mentally prepared for the claustrophobia or the height. However, I think Jon and I are going to go up when we visit St. Louis in November. That’s the plan, though I think we’re both a little apprehensive about that.
The rest of the drive was uneventful other than a few stops and some good conversation. Our trip mates were fabulous to road trip with and the drive didn’t feel too long at all. We crashed shortly after getting home, happy with our experiences and just a little sad that they were over.