St Louis - The Gateway to the West
St Louis - The Gateway to the West

I was there in July and August 1994 for a project with Southwestern Bell. People there are very nice and it is easy to get contact with them, so I enjoyed this stay very much. Also I started inline skating here with a fellow worker at Forest-park. In summer you have high humidity (80-90%) and temperature in the 80-96 F° caused by the neighbourhood of Mississippi and Missouri river. Some of my fellow workers at South western Bell. They where very helpful. Tom Deimel called him self (or was called?) 'Krusty the clown' because he had 'Simsons' stuff all over his office. He also wrote the famous newsletter. David called 'Super Dave' was the chief developer. Jim Kaiser the Tandem specialist. The One Bell Center with 47 floors. My office was at the 17th. Well when you are from Europe those skyscrapers are impressive at the first encounter. St Louis has a very nice downtown in my opinion. When there is a thunderstorm the echo is impressive. The wonderful Arch is 602 feet high. I was up there. There are small cabins that get you up and at the top you can view the landscape through the tiny windows. The David a fellow worker I board inline skates to make my first skating experience. You can see I am still not very confident on those skates. The Majestic’s hotel was extremely nice and just opposite from One Bell Center. The Union Station was the place to go out in the evening and they often had with live music. The Union Station is still a train station where one train or so departs a day but most of is know a shopping center and pubs. One man was very exited that he could get a cellular phone for just 24.99 USD Most of the my spare time I was inline skating at Forest-park. One hot Sunday I did that eight times the six miles (makes 48 miles) and went to the zoo near there. The zoo entrance is free. I also enjoyed walks or skating along the Mississippi river. At a time there was the 'German Street Festival' where they had German Becks bear and sausages and people in T-shirts written "Deutschland über alles" on it.


Greetings from the St Louis
Andreas

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