Sunday, October 24, 2010

Weekend Escape

I was able to dodge the rain and gray skies at home. The weather in St. Louis was perfect......sunny and warm!

It started out a little rough though. Our hotel booked us in an occupied room.

That. Was. Awkward.

And probably pretty scary for the people in the room who were asleep when we attempted to open the door. Luckily, the chain latch kept us from opening it completely. Too bad it's really loud when you fling a door open into a closed latch. Those poor people.

Then, since our room wasn't so vacant, and the second room they gave us wouldn't open with even the master key, we ended up in a smoking room. The only room left in the place.

Third room's a charm? Uh, not so much.

We. Wanted. To. Die.

But it was 3 a.m. and we were super tired. We made it through the night and switched rooms the next morning. From there, the weekend improved greatly.

I got to:
  • watch the Tiger Pride Marching Band perform at the Greater St. Louis Marching Festival.

  • see my girls after they performed.

  • SHOP AT THE GALLERIA! I got the cutest dress and belt.........
Thank you, Nancy! ;)

  • eat at California Pizza Kitchen (and have free dessert).

  • watch the mister perform the Star Spangled Banner at the marching competition.

  • enjoy the beautiful fall scenery on the drive home.

  • take lots of Arch pictures.
I'm not sure why, but every time I see the
Arch, my hands just gravitate toward my camera.
It's like this unexplained force. I have to.

Is there a cure for this?


  1. Oh my! Those poor people, for sure! hahaha... at 3 a.m.? That is a funny detail you totally left out when telling me about your weekend!!!

  2. Sounds like a great weekend! I can't wait to see the dress and belt! :) Glad you finally got to spend your bday card!