Gateway to the West
After Tom Coomes spent a week in the Smokies (still makes me think of lil smokies sausages) it was finally my turn to take a short vacation!
My sister lives in St. Louis, MO and I went to visit her, and enjoy the scorching heat of the Midwest! It was nearly 100 EVERY day I was there. Despite the heat, I had a great time on the banks of the mighty Mississippi.
In terms of careers...my sister and I are pretty close to complete opposites. She is a fashion designer! She works for a dancewear company...and it was SO COOL to see everything! I keep telling her she should design something for me. If only I had a reason to wear a tutu! Halloween? That WOULD be scary!
St. Louis is known for a couple of things. One of them is beer! I am not a huge fan, but wanted to take the Budweiser tour anyhow!
I must say...WOW. A totally free tour. Free parking. Clydesdales. Beer samples. Pop and pretzels. A trolley ride. It was such a neat experience. I could not believe it was all free! If you are ever in St. Louis...check it out! I am always intrigued by history...and to see how the company kept functioning during the Prohibition era really was interesting to me.
The St. Louis Zoo is another free attraction that I enjoyed. It was 100 that day, so the animals were a little lethargic, but so was I. Thankfully the snake and bird houses were air conditioned, so I spent a while admiring a giant python and a toucan. It was a huge zoo...and to be free? Awesome!
Tom is a frequent visitor of St. Louis, and suggested a few local eats to me, and I enjoyed them thoroughly! There is nothing quite like lunch of ice cream from Ted Drewes on a very hot day!
There is SO much to do! I cannot wait to go back and hopefully catch a Cardinals game!