Gonna Find Me a Cowboy...
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...and ride off into the sunset. I had been looking forward to the PBR for months, buying our tickets on my birthday in December.
I told my sister we needed to leave Salem by 9:30. That way, when she didn't show up until a quarter after ten, we'd still have plenty of time. (She actually showed up at 10:40). I had wanted to go to Old Navy in Fairview Heights since we'd be over there. But, to make up time, we didn't. I had picked out two different places to eat lunch, telling Emily she could pick, it didn't matter to me. The options: O'Connell's Pub (which supposedly has the best burgers in St. Louis) or Pappy's Smokehouse (which I'd seen on Travel Channel's Man v. Food, one of my favorite shows ever).
The PBR event was to start at 2 PM. We arrived at 1:30, getting an awesome parking space (hey, it's the little things that make me happy). We walked around the concourse, checking out the displays. We even had our picture taken at the Cooper Tire display. With who? I don't know, but we each got a free t-shirt. The St. Louis PBR event is the Enterprise Rent-a-Car Invitational and it was awesome.
Afterwards, we indulged a little bit and went for dessert at Crown Candy Kitchen. They were busy! Packed, with a line. Once we got seated, I ordered an amazing chocolate sundae made with chocolate ice cream. Mmmm... heaven. The funny part was, though, we sat there, scratching off all our lottery tickets. We had to do so, because they were Missouri Lottery, and we live in Illinois. Then, we had to find a gas station in order to redeem our winnings! (Which we did, we wandered back downtown and found a Shell Station).
And, no, I didn't find me a cowboy. Oh, well... I guess there will be other sunsets.