We had breakfast at the Quality Inn and then took US 50 west toward St. Louis. At O'Fallon, Illinois, we stopped to pick up an order from Starbucks and then continued on I-64. We took the new I-70 bridge across the Mississippi and parked at the Stadium East parking garage downtown. It had been raining during our trip that morning, and as we parked, the rain began tapering off and the forecast was for sun the rest of the day.
We walked a few blocks from the parking garage to the Gateway Arch.