SAINT LOUIS– The last time I was here in St. Louis in November 2008 it was cold and except for a very quick visit to St. Louis Post-Dispatch and one off-site dinner at Spaghetti Warehouse, I was focused on the business of participating with the Journalism Education Association Fall Convention.
Fast-forward tw0-and-half years and I now have a fuller view of this historic city– the Gateway to the West.
Immediately upon checking into my hotel, I headed straight for the Gateway Arch, where I had a chance to take the camcorder and shoot a little video.
I learned today that my route from the Arch back to the hotel took me to a spot where a little news was made on Monday.
The Arch-Laclede Landing MetroLink station was closed after a bomb scare Monday involving an unattended suitcase. The situation lasted about 90 minutes.
Hours later, I was able to catch a shot of one of MetroLink light rail cars arriving.
Two summers ago, I took the “silver Line” on “The T” from the Logan International Airport in Boston where AEJMC was held.
The last year, I rode the RTD Light Rail out to the University of Denver where the Cable Center is located.
So, all of these experiences gave me a chance to see the cities in which we were meeting.
Then, today (Tuesday), the shuttle ride over to Saint Louis University, the oldest university West of the Mississippi River was a chance to see more of the city. The campus is nice too. It was the first of two universities I’ll see this week.