It's really windy. At one point, I thought to myself, "Chicago ain't go nothin' on this windy city of St. Louis." Okay okay... I've never actually been to Chicago, so I have no idea what I'm talking about, but it was super windy in St. Louis none the less. I even saw a man walking down the street backwards so that his face wouldn't be slammed up against the wind. Made me giggle. Bless his soul.
My equilibrium is completely off. Speaking of the windy-ness of St. Louis, I stayed on the 17th floor of the Four Seasons. I swear the hotel was rocking constantly. Not only that, but the elevators shoot you up so fast that you have no way to grab your stomach in time. I was constantly going up and down the elevator for various reason, and now I'm dizzy and nauseous. Anyone have a good remedy for me? Even now, three days later, I feel extremely dizzy! I feel like I could pass out at any second (seriously!).
I don't have a Texas accent, unlike the popular belief that everyone in TX has a southern drawl. I blame my professionalism. Ha. Honestly though, I've always been the youngest person at every job that I've held. I feel like I need to put my best foot forward, which also means speaking politely and with grace. That's just my personal philosophy. Anyways, when I would introduce myself to others, the only thing that gave away that I was from TX was my cowgirl boots and my "born and raised" tee.
St. Louis University is referred to as "Slu". I understand that's also the abbreviation, but it has a nice ring to it, huh?
The Gateway Arch is really stinking tall! For about 3 seconds, I considered actually going to the top of it, but then I realized, "Hey Allison, you're extremely scared of heights. Maybe you shouldn't." My hubby even tried to tempt me. See below.
Toasted ravioli is a big St. Louis staple. And holy cow, was it ever so tasty!!! Another coworker and I went to Stadium, a restaurant connected to our hotel to eat. When I put the first bite of toasted ravioli in my mouth, I was on cloud 9. Thank y'all for having the best ravioli on God's green earth!
Anyways, have y'all been to the "second Windy City" as I like to call it? You have to go if you ever get the opportunity! The weather was perfect when I went; no snow with a sunny sky. Yippie!