Two Separate Trips to the STL This Weekend
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Busy weekend. I ended up going to St. Louis twice. It was PBR weekend, and we'd bought tickets weeks ago, so I knew I'd be going on Sunday, but at the last minute, one of my friends decided we needed to go to the Melting Pot to eat because she'd never been there (neither had I).
Saturday's trip solely involved going to eat at the Melting Pot. We had decided to be there when the restaurant opened at 4. I met Emily (and her son Brady) at WalMart (that's the meeting place in Salem) at 2 o'clock. Emily drove, since all of Brady's entertainment is in her car.
We got to St. Louis about a half-hour before our reservation. Since Brady had never been to this area, Emily drove around the Loop and pointed out a few things there.
Being four o'clock, I didn't figure we'd need reservations, but Emily thought ahead and made them anyway. I'm glad she did -- there was a family that came in behind us and was told they were full until 9:15... eeks! We were led to our table and the waiter explained a few things, since it was our first time at the Melting Pot.
We went for the whole she-bang -- appetizer, entree AND dessert.
It took us a couple hours for the entire Melting Pot experience. It was SOO worth it. We really had a great time. This was our only reason for this STL trip, so we headed back home from there. I got home-home about 9 o'clock, which, yes is a relatively early evening on a Saturday, but after eating so much, I had to hit the treadmill, plus, I knew I'd have another day in St. Louis tomorrow...
"Sunday Funday" at the PBR St. Louis Enterprise Invitational. This is the third year that my sister and I went to the St. Louis event. This year, her boyfriend (a former bullfighter himself) went with us.
We also met in Salem at WalMart (like I said -- it's the meeting place for practically everyone).
We were going to be cutting it close to get there on time. It didn't help that I went one exit too far, and overshot the Savvis Center (well, the ScotTrade Center, I still call it the Savvis).
We finally got inside, briefly looked around and got to our seats just before the event began. We didn't have the greatest seats. I bought the tickets just a month ago or so, which I thought was a little late. They were club level seats, above the chutes, which the only good thing was we could see everything with a bird's eye view. We were only a couple rides in, when a man came and talked to Nathan, who was sitting on the aisle. Then, he and Emily, got up and she said 'come on' -- the man was moving us. We went down the stairs... and kept going. He led us to the FIFTH ROW!!! Freakin' awesome seats!!! And, just in time for Cord McCoy's ride -- big fan of his on the Amazing Race.
It's mine and Emily's tradition to get ice cream after the PBR. I told her to choose between Ted Drewes and Serendipity. I didn't want Coldstone; I was secretly hoping for Serendipity. I wanted their Gold Coast Chocolate. Nathan threw a little hissyfit for having to go West to go home to Illinois, but I argued that he'd gotten to drink his beer all afternoon, and now we wanted our ice cream.
Emily chose Serendipity. I got the Gold Coast Chocolate with tiny scoops of bordeaux cherry and cinnamon. We stood outside to eat our ice cream -- it was an absolutely gorgeous day. One of those that gives hope that Spring really is on the way. Oh, and I don't allow food in my car.
Overall -- it was a pretty good weekend!