Onward to Missouri.
In St. Louis, we met with Ed and Janet, wonderful friends who date back all the way to my first trip to Tanzania in 1998, when they hosted the short-term team I was on. They've been encouragers and cheerleaders for us ever since.
We got to spend a whole day being tourists in St. Louis, visiting Grant's Farm (as in Ulysses S. Grant), the Arch ("Gateway to the West"), and the Zoo.
at the top of the Arch (over 600 feet), which you get to by riding in a very tiny little claustrophobic capsule. They only give you a few minutes at the top, but I was totally fine with that!