Jun 6, 2013

St. Louis Weekend Recap

Hello all! I'm finally freaking back in the real world today. After a long, long weekend of fun (and lots of traveling) then catching up on work, it's been a bonkers few days in my little world. I'm back on my workout routine, back to eating like a normal healthy person and it feels fabulous. So, here' s a little look back at what I was up to in ole St. Louis...

Rehearsal Dinner

Per normal wedding routine, the Ginger (a groomsman) and I had a rehearsal dinner to go to Friday night. It was at an AWESOME place called Kemoll's on the 40th floor of a building downtown. The room had an amazing view of the Gateway Arch. We were like almost looking down on it! The night was great, but bad weather started to roll through town and we got onto a tornado watch -- kind of a scary feeling that high up. But, the thunder was cool to see and we were fine.

Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Saturday while the Ginger was getting his little self beautiful for the wedding, his family and I toured the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. It was a cool tour with two free beers at the end! There was lots of tanks and pipes and crap to look at on the tour, but really the clydesdales were all I cared much about. The largest one there was 6'8" tall and weighed over 2,000 lbs!

Wedding


Of course the wedding was a lovely affair. The venue was this cool old loft space downtown with a 360 degree view of the city. I got completely addicted/distracted inside the photobooth and took like 8 billion stupid pics with friends....per usual. Also, can we talk about the Ginger being dapper as shit in that tux? Loved.

Flavor Flav

Yes friends, the one and only. He was staying in our hotel all weekend and showed up down in the hotel bar after the wedding where we were after-partying. He is as ridiculous of a human as you might think. Though I will say: there were three brides in the bar and he marched right up and congratulated all of them. Classy move. Ever the slave to crap reality television, I clearly kind of freaked at the sight of him and had to get a picture.

Cardinals Game

Sunday morning the groom's sweet family took the whole wedding party to a party suite at Busch stadium to see the cardinal's game. We had our own little private area with beer and hotdogs galore...so pretty much my dream scenario for getting through a baseball game.  This might have been my favorite event of the weekend. I really am a sucker for a party where jorts are appropriate. 

Gateway Arch

This was just amazingly and awesomely weird. At the base of the Arch, there's a lovely little park where you can relax on the grass an roam around. The real weirdness comes when you go up in the thing. You walk down underground (probably a few floors below ground) and get into this little tiny pod elevator. The doors to the pods were like mine dwarf doors and I couldn't figure out why. It's because the pods are mini dwarf spaces. Five of us got in one of the things and took the 3.5 minute ride up to the observation deck. It felt like Epcot in 1966 or something. The view was beautiful at the top, but the ride up and down was such a strange experience.


Well, that's all folks! I loved getting to see far away, out-of-town friends and experiencing a new city. Another place off my list!

Happy Thursday all!


3 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you had such a fun time! I know how you felt about the tornado warnings--I was there when that tornado went through about 3 summers ago and wrecked huge parts of Missouri...including the airport that I was flying out of the next day. Huge time scary!
    SOOOOO cool about Flavor Flav! That's amazing haha.

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  2. Nice recap, gurrrrl. Also, I'm commenting on your blog. Whoa zone layer breached. So, after you told me of the supposed origins of the champagne glass, I had to google it. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/13/marie-antoinette-champagne-coupe_n_1424686.html Apparently, the myth is not entirely true, but still very weird.

    Also, read another blog today that amused me. Don't actually know the guy, but I suppose we have many mutual friends. http://88waystodie.com/

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  3. Flavor flave? An awesome wedding? And a private suite at the baseball game? Are you kidding me? Amazing. Looks like you had a fantastic time. My husband was born in St. Louis but I've never been...he's always said the toasted ravioli is amazing there. :)

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Thanks for the comment! I"m sending you a big cuddly warm bearhug through the interwebs....

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