Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Weekend in Scorching Hot St. Louis

Mike and I took Friday off from work. We finally got on the road about 11:00 a.m. We had to get money, gas, and get the car washed.
We went through all of our CDs and filled a case full of good stuff to listen to on the way down to St. Louis.
I had about 100 pages to go in Harry Potter so I made Mike drive after our lunch at Cracker Barrel. If you know me, then you know what I ordered there (Eggs in a Basket!!!!)
On Friday night we went to a bar near the new stadium where the Cardinals play. We saw The Blasters. There were only about 50 people in the place, so it was real up close and personal. Great music!
The next morning we were off to Red Lead. Mike came in and met Chris and Sharon and then left me there for an hour. I had a great time talking with the gals and shopping! Looking at their samples is so inspiring. Right after Red Lead Mike and I went to this grocery store to get some Fitz's root beer to take home. Who did we run into there??? Chris from Red Lead!! She was getting supplies for the store. I wonder if she thought we were total dweebs being in a grocery store on our weekend getaway??? Actually, I hate going to the grocery store at home, but I love going to out of town grocery stores.
I got a new camera for this weekend! A small digital camera that fits in my purse. I see I have a few things to learn about picture composition and blurriness. Doesn't all that Fitz's root beer look divine though? It is a locally brewed root beer. We had to go to the grocery store to get some to bring home.
I love this t-shirt of Mike's. I got it for him from the Natalie Dee website. See the link on my sidebar for her site.

Here is Mike in the car with our gas station pop. It was so hot in St. Louis!!! We went to the zoo on Saturday, but I could only stand an hour of that. I suggested we take refuge in a book store. I asked Mike to find a cool independent book store and he navigated us to Left Bank Books. He is the King of Navigation!
MMmmmmmmm! A wall of new books!!!
Cool Harry Potter window at the bookstore!
Here is Mike with the books we bought. We each got one book in an attempt to be reasonable.
However, we then faced the option of running around some more before our concert on Saturday night or going to the hotel to relax. I opted for running around and we found a Borders....oops! We got about 6 books all told while in there! So much for reason....it was a TOOOTTTTT!
I don't have any pictures from the concert Saturday night, but let me tell you it was one of the top 3 concerts I have ever seen. We saw The Polyphonic Spree. It was breathtaking and amazing. I want to see them again STAT!!!!!! If you get the chance, see them. They are so great!!!!
Our last stop on Sunday morning was the science museum. They had a special Marvel comics exhibit which was very interesting and my comic book geek husband wanted to check it out.

We had a superfantastic weekend of fun!!! Lots of great memories! Now, I am home, sipping on my Fitz's root beer and trying to get back in the swing of things!


dogfaeriex5 said...

hey your weekend sounds great, mike's new haircut looks nice on him, too...we have been on a "frostie" rootbeer kick, but i bet that fitz's is great!! i will have to have you bring me some!! did you finish HP7??? what did you think?

Beth said...

What a great weekend you guys had....at least now you are getting a taste for why I miss St. Louis !!!!

I bet Chris and Sharon were surprised to see you again so soon....or not !!!!

Happy Rootbeer Drinking !!!!

Nan - said...

Oh, what a delightful post. I loved it.

Karen said...

Sounds like a fun filled weekend with your guy. I love reading about your ventures.........now I am thirsty for rootbeer. I'll have to try some of that rootbeer the next time we are in MO.

Trxie said...

Tootsville with the Hubby! What a wonderful way to spend time, music, art, books and love.

JJ said...

WOW - so many of your favorite things rolled into one weekend..sounds like you had a blast...love all the pictures.