8-10-10 to 8-15-10
10.08.2010 - 15.08.2010 105 °F
Ah, St. Louis. We finally had arrived and were officially at our halfway point. We had a grand ol' time with the Nash family and their plethora of pets (Shout out to Bobo!). Minus the habanero hot temps and humidity, we had a very cool visit. We did everything from peering down from the tippy top of the famous St. Louis Arch to being be-dazzled by the mosaics in the grand Basilica and to letting out our inner hillbillies at the annual Hermann Grape Stomp, where we dined and wined and watched best grape stompin' that side of the Mississippi! Our favorite team was the Hermann Grape Trotters who stomped grapes head first while spinnin' basketballs. We also learned a lot about the history and the culture of the Catholic church and Vatican at the Vatican Splendors exhibit.. Pope-tastic! And of course the Nash family couldn't let John leave without trying some buonissimo Italian food at the Hill. Can you believe he won his first game of bocce ball? It was a cruisin', boozin' good time! ... emphasis on booze.