9.05.2005

St. Louis Escape

JTC and I had an incredible weekend in St. Louis. It felt soooooo good to get out of town and spend some time together.

We left town on Friday afternoon at around 4 p.m. Arrived in St. Louis at around 9 p.m. Checked in to our $51/night downtown Marriott hotel room without a hitch (normally a $300 / night room... Thank you Hotwire!)

The view from our room was spectacular.

By 9 a.m. on Saturday, we were at the St. Louis Zoo. It is incredible. If you've never been there before, I highly recommend it. It was named the number one zoo in the country by Zagat... and it is FREE. We spent the entire day there... literally. Didn't leave the place until 3:30 or so. Click here for BB's personal tour of the zoo.

After the Zoo, we came back to the room, freshened up, changed clothes and then headed over to an area called "The Loop." It is basically a hip, collegy place with cool shops, clubs and restaurants.

Then we went down to the riverfront to a blues fest at Laclede's Landing. It was packed with people and four stages of music. Very fun.

Sleep definitely came easy to both of us Saturday night.

Sunday, before we checked out of our awsome hotel, we walked down to the arch. Click here for a photo pictorial. It was incredible.

Then, we checked out and drove a few blocks to Union Station. It's basically the old train station turned into a little eclectic mall with little shops and restaurants.

Before we left town, we decided to make one more trip to "The Loop" because it was just so cool. We ate at Ciceros and then tempted ourselves at two really cool furniture stores: Intaglia and Good Works. (We wanted to buy everything at both of these places... Lynn & Emily... you'd have loved the stuff here.)

After window shopping for awhile, we decided to head back home to Nashville. We made it back by 6:30 or so.

It was a GREAT weekend.

1 comment:

Alison said...

Wow! I really enjoyed your pics from St. Louis and the zoo! It sounds and looks like you guys had a great time!