After a good night of sleep and an hour on the treadmill and we were back in business. We headed downtown and checked out the Anheuser-Busch Factory Tour and enjoyed a few free beers.
Next stop was a visit to the Arch. It was big. Not much else to say about that...
We decided to skip the cardinals game because the weather was expected to get worse. Instead we went to dinner at Iron Barley, featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. It was excellent! I made an exception to my vegetatianism and tried a Monte Cristo hot dog. A really f*ing good hot dog with cheese and jelly. I was skeptical but OMG it was unbelievably delicious!
On the way back to the hotel we started hearing tornado warnings on the radio, but we didn't know where the warnings were because they list counties and not cities... A few miles later we realized that the tornado had crossed the highway about 5 miles north of where we were. When we got to the area we saw semi trucks tipped over on the side of the road and trees and signs flattened. We exited the highway and weaved our way back to the hotel through side roads without electricity or stop lights. We were very lucky to have missed everything!
Today St. Louis is cleaning up the mess. If you've turned on the news today I'm sure you've seen pictures of flattened homes and the airport is closed due to damage in the terminals. Thankfully nobody was killed or seriously injured!
Today we are on the road again and headed for Oklahoma City. Any dinner recommendations?
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