|It'd be neat if Columbus had an icon like the Gateway Arch|
|Our hotel lobby, from the 8th floor|
Somehow, I woke up at 5am. Fiona came to my room to help encourage me to get out of bed but it was still a struggle. Mom drove us to the airport and we caught our flight out at 6:40am. We had a layover in Chicago but stayed on the plane so it was easy.
We arrived in St. Louis around 10:30am and picked up our rental car. On the shuttle bus to the rental car area, we got off the bus and I thought my dad had grabbed my backpack but he didn't. I raced back to the shuttle bus. The driver held my purple backpack and said, "Yeah I saw someone left this, you look pretty panicked so I assume it's yours."
To kill some time, we decided to go to the Budweiser Brewery. It's great because it's a free tour. They walk you through the Clydesdale stable, the brew house and you get two free samples.
|Trying my dad's Oktoberfest beer and the Hoegaarden|
|All of the Budweiser|
|Uncle Steve, Me, my dad, and Aunt Diane|
After the tour, I took a glorious nap and got ready for the wedding.
The wedding and reception took place at Bissinger's which is a chocolate factory in downtown St. Louis.
The ceremony was inside due to the rain but was still very nice.
At the cocktail hour, there was of course, chocolates, and many yummy snacks.
The dinner at the reception featured a salad with a caramel dressing, chicken in a chocolate glaze sauce and Ted Drewes chocolate frozen custard. There was not a cake, however later on in the night, there were S'mores. The s'more S'mores the better!
We wanted a better breakfast than the casino sports bar so we went across the street to the Four Seasons hotel restaurant. It was incredibly fancy. Like so fancy they had a beverage server and a food server. I treated myself to the smoked salmon and sincerely enjoyed it.
|I'd like to have this for breakfast every day, please|
Around 4pm, we drove to the airport and headed back to Columbus