Tuesday, June 30, 2009

You can find me in St. Louie!

After much discussion Nick and I decided to head NorthEast to St. Louis to celebrate our 1st anniversary.  I have this goal to visit several big cities in the United States before we have kids so this was next on the list.  Nick was trying to surprise me with a few ideas.  Sometimes I feel like he knows me better than anyone, and other times (like when he suggests we go to the Joplin Downstream Resort and Casino for our 1 year) I feel like he has no clue what I enjoy.  Anyways, we both concluded that STL would be fun.  :) We left Friday after work with a quick stop on the way out of town at our new Murphy USA gas station.  gas for $2.19/gallon.  That is one thing Nick and I both enjoy...a good deal!  It was no big deal for us to wait 10 minutes in line to get gas that cheap. ha!

We stayed at a hotel right by the arch in downtown St. Louis(compliments of my parents' reward points! thanks mom and dad!).  

We started Saturday by walking to the Arch.  I was really amazed at the documentary of how it was built...piece by piece taking 3 years!  Wow! 

Us in front of the Arch...




View from the top...Mississippi River below. 



Saturday afternoon we had lunch at a local downtown restaurant then we headed to tour the Budwieser Brewery.  
On the tour getting ready for our free beer at the end! :) 



A true Clydesdale...so pretty!
Bottles getting labled...




We went to dinner Saturday night at Favazza's a lovely restaruant on The Hill, and Italian district.  The hostess was a great hostess, but not such a great photographer.


We went back to the hotel for our wonderful anniversary cakes to finish off the celebration.



Sunday we visited the Zoo and ended our trip with a stop at HomeGoods.  It was fun to have an adventurous weekend, but it's always great to be home!

Please excuse the pictures...I didn't feel like rotating them. :) 

Hope you all had a great Tuesday!

1 comment:

KirstenBlowersInteriorDesign said...

too fun! What'd ya get at HomeGoods?!!