This past weekend, Randy and traveled to St. Louis, Missouri to celebrate our 9th Wedding Anniversary (which is this Wednesday, June 13th). Really, we went to see a concert (the band Fun.) - but it just so happened that the concert coincided with our anniversary so we made a big anniversary weekend out of it.
It was a great weekend. We both had a good time. We were able to reconnect and focus on us - plus, we just had fun.
We hadn't been on a trip kid-free in three years - so this was a good thing for us. We plan on trying to get away annually without the kids - just for a weekend. I think it will serve us well in our relationship.
Now onto the highlights of the trip:
- Randy booked us a suite at an awesome hotel called The Moonrise. We ate dinner at The Eclipse - which is the restaurant at the hotel. The food was fabulous - especially the Blondie Sundae I got for dessert!!!
- After dinner we went bowling at Pin-Up Bowl. It's a super cool place!
- The next day, we just walked around the super spiffy neighborhood we were staying in - the Delmar Loop. Love that place! In the morning, we met a lovely lady coming out of a nice, gated, historic, residential neighborhood. We chatted for a while and then she told us how to sneak into the neighborhood. We ended up going into the neighborhood and walking around later. It is called Parkview. While wandering around the neighborhood, we met a guy who we later found out is a local real estate developer - Rick Yackey. Spiffy stuff. Later in the afternoon we went into a gallery called Componere - and there sat the lady we had met that morning! She is the owner of the gallery and her name is Eleanor Wilson Ruder. She has lived in Parkview for over 45 years. We talked with her for quite some time. She was a delight - a very funky, smart lady!
- We went to lunch at Fitz's and then we went to dinner at Tavolo V. Both were awesome!
- After dinner, we went to the Fun. concert at The Pageant. It was super awesome. The Fun. concert was definitely fun!
And then we came home. Hayden and Harper were both extremely happy to have their mommy and daddy back and we were glad to see them too. All in all, it was an amazing trip.