Brian and I had a great time in St. Louis this weekend. After hitting a little bit of traffic on the way there, we finally arrived at out hotel around 8:30 on Friday night. We quickly unloaded the car and set out to find some food. We ended up at the Morgan Street Brewery where Brian had his Birthday dinner. After dinner we walked around downtown for a little bit and then returned to the hotel.
We enjoyed sleeping in late on Saturday morning, then we got up and headed out on the town. Our first stop was the Arch. We ended up not riding up to the top because the line was so long, but we did go walk around it and enjoyed the view.
Next, we headed over to Union Station. It was about a mile and a half walk and by the time we got there we were ready for some lunch. We ended up having lunch at the Route 66 Brewery, even though there were some other places that looked interesting. We walked around Union Station for a while and did a little shopping. On the way out, we stopped by the Hard Rock Cafe and looked around the gift shop. After that, we decided to head back to the hotel to relax and clean up. We discovered a train station and decided to take the train instead of walking the whole way back.
Back at the hotel, we went for a quick swim and dip in the hot tub. We took a little time out to relax and be lazy, then cleaned up and headed back out for dinner. Somehow we ended up at yet another brewery for dinner, where Brian enjoyed sampling all the different beers they had on tap. It was also my favorite meal we had all weekend. We stuck around for a few minutes after dinner to listen to the band that was playing there, then headed back downtown to Laclede’s Landing to see if we could find any good bands playing down there. We were unsuccessful in finding any bands we were interested in, but we had a good time walking around anyway. We decided to turn in early as we wanted to be able to get up fairly early on Sunday.
Sunday morning we got up early enough to enjoy our free breakfast buffet at the hotel. We packed up all of our stuff and checked out of the hotel, then headed over to the Edward Jones Dome for the Saints/Rams game. We were there about two hours early, so we walked around outside for a while, then went it to find our seats. Our seats were in the VERY top row of the dome. Even though we were high up, we still had a great view of the field. It ended up being a really great game. The score went back and forth and ended up tied at the end of the fourth quarter. By that time, much of the crowd had already left. As the game started into overtime, it was looking like the Rams might have the game won, but the Saints were able to stop them and came back with a field goal to win the game. Brian was getting very worried, but of course was all smiles once the Saints scored.
When the game was over, we started on our long drive home. We got home just after 8:00 Sunday night. We’re both pretty worn out, but very glad to have a weekend away from home. It was good for both of us to be able to relax. All of the animals were very happy to see us when we walked in the door. I don’t know about Brian, but I know I will be very happy to sleep in my own bed tonight!
Pictures of our trip are posted in the photo album.