Our journey throughout our first year of marriage and our second deployment.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

St. Louis!!!

In case you weren't aware, David and I took a little getaway trip to St. Louis after the welcome home ceremony and before we both started back to school!  It was a surprise, kind of! I knew where we were going, but my Dear Hubby did all the research and planning on the trip!  We stayed at the incredible Union Station Marriot, which was extrememly cool with all the history there! 

We had a lot of fun on the roadtrip up there and that night, against David's better judgement, we had some pretty gross Chinese food and thankfully didn't have a repeat of our honeymoon and spend the whole trip sick.  The next day, we got up and went to the Arch!  According to David, the Arch was only a few blocks away... I should have known better since he said the exact same thing about the Sears Tower when we went to Chicago.  Thank goodness we found a Subway on the way and got to eat and hydrate, and FINALLY we made it to the Arch!!

We went through part of the museum and then headed up in the elevator.  I was not a fan, but David said it was because I sat in the center and was feeling it shift directly the entire time.  So, we entertained ourselves with pictures during the 4 minute ride up.

We had a lot of fun, decided to go through the City Garden on the way back to our hotel and also found the Soldier's Museum.  It was interesting, and definitely an exhausting afternoon!  We went to this incredible Italian restaurant that night and drove around afterwards. 

Friday, we went to the zoo.. after a LONG drive around trying to figure out where it was.  And man was it hot!! If you know anything about me, you know I am such a weenie when it comes to heat.  We decided to do some indoor things first and got to pet and feed sting rays and sharks!  It was SO cool!!  I failed at feeding them, I got worried whenever the sting ray came up and basically lifted the sting ray out of the water... oops!  David, however, was an absolute pro at it!  We even got a cute little sting ray stuffed animal to go with our baluga whale stuffed animals! We got pretty worn out with the heat and the entire zoo is basically outdoors, so after we went to see the Penguin exhibit (that David insisted upon) we drove over to the Art Museum.  And then that was enough for the afternoon!  For dinner, we went to Hard Rock Cafe, which David had surprisingly never eaten at!

And then afterwards, we went across the street from our hotel to see the fountain over there!  It was absolutely beautiful!!

We had a wonderful rest of the trip, just relaxing and enjoying one another's company!  I don't think I could have asked for a better homecoming!  And our trip was just what we needed!  Hope eveyone is having a wonderful week!  :) I'll update tomorrow on what's been going on since our trip!

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