What's the best thing that you can do with two vacation days that you're forced to take by the end of the month? Go on a road trip to visit far away friends of course. And that's exactly what we did. Our first 5 hours of driving took us to Indianapolis where we spent the night with my good friend Kevin and his girlfriend Bryanne. They were awesome enough to let us stay with them on a bit of short notice and also recorded the NBC Thursday night lineup for us. In the morning we grabbed some beautiful breakfast at Zest (seriously, "beautiful fruit" was on the menu) and were on our way to St. Louis.
It was really, really wonderful to soak up some sunshine and enjoy temperatures that didn't require a winter jacket.
Visits with our friends Ryan and Lindsay have been too few and far between since they moved to St. Louis so we were excited to be able to spend the weekend with them. We finally got to see their house and also got to discover a city that we'd never been to before.
We played our favorite, Settlers of Catan, classy style with strawberry martinis.
Took a walk around a sculpture park.
Visited the zoo.
And the arch.
We had a lot of great food over the weekend. Lindsay made some really awesome pork tenderloin that I'm looking forward to trying out myself. We got BBQ at Pappy's. I'm not a huge BBQ fan, but it was super good. And my favorite of the weekend, discovering the Fountain on Locust. Entirely homemade amazing ice cream treats and amazing art deco decor. If it were in Cleveland I'd probably be there at least once a week.
We had a really fun weekend (except for Andrew being sick nearly the entire time). It's been a while since we've spent that much time with friends and I miss it a lot. The drive home seemed to take forever. We had rain the whole drive until Columbus when we were met by a sudden snow storm followed by snowy unplowed highways the rest of the way home. We spent some time in the car shooting videos of the rain on the windows. I will have to clip it together sometime and share.