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Gateway Arch and Riverboat Cruise

I've been working on a project in St. Louis for over a year now and a couple weeks ago was the first time I visited the Gateway Arch. I'm disappointed that I didn't do it sooner. I really need to go out and see the sights that St. Louis has to offer more often.

One of our co-workers from Vietnam was scheduled to go back home, so we decided to plan a trip to the Arch and a riverboat dinner cruise on the Mississippi. It was terrific fun and it seemed like a fitting farewell for someone we all have grown fond of. Du deserved a big celebration.

Du was given strict orders not to get engaged for at least one year upon his return to Vietnam. It seems all the men who come to the US get engaged or have another baby shortly after they return to Vietnam. I guess I'd miss my lady if I was gone for several months too.

Here are some pictures from our event. Enjoy!

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  1. Great pictures! I check your blog quite a bit too. You've been slacking lately! By the way, what does one have to do to have the honor of inclusion on your "blog of interest" list. Hmmmmmmmmm.....
    love sue

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