July 25, 2009

Missouri Baseball and the Home of Budweiser

Traveling to Missouri was a complete blast.  We reached the epidomy of all road trips by traveling down a small portion of Route 66.  I found myself craving a burger and fries and searching through the radio stations to find an oldies station.  We drove through the town of Springfield and saw Lincoln's gravesite.

Pulling into St. Louis, the freeway that went through the middle of town was closed down.  Our hotel was outside of town on the southwest side so we had to take the LONG way around St. Louis.  The hotel was in the most beautiful neighborhood where the local mall had never seen a J.C. Pennys and the closest thing to Macy's was a Saks 5th Avenue.

Busch Stadium was amazing.  It was a sea of red shirts filling the stands.  The temperature was not so great, it was a stifling 103 degrees the entire time we were there.  The Anheiser-Busch brewery was interesting.  At 10:00 in the morning, I wasn't really feeling the free samples at the end, which I'm pretty sure is the biggest reason people take those tours.  We had lunch at Blueberry Hill (I would recommend) which is filled with creepy little toys that you probably haven't seen since you were trading pogs in 3rd grade.  Drank all night at the Big Bang Piano Bar.  Don't go out of your way for this unless your hometown doesn't include a piano bar, because I've seen many and although they are very entertaining, they're essentially all the same.

Leaving St. Louis, we headed out on I70.  Let me tell you, all we saw was XXX bookstores/movie stores, fireworks stands and gas stations.  We got into Kansas City with no idea what to do there.  They have no big landmarks.  So when in doubt, find the local watering hole.

We stayed right downtown near the Power and Lights district.  That's about the only place in the city that has nightlife.   They have an awesome bowling alley that was just what we needed.  Kaufman Stadium was beautiful, but lost a little something because it was not located anywhere near the downtown area.

Another roadtrip, as good as any other...  so happy to have the new car.

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Thanks for reading my ramblings. It makes my heart happy.