Sunday, March 25, 2012

Meet Us in St Louis!

St. Louis!  There's a town for you.  The Ohio U men's basketball team was there for its once-in-a-generation Sweet 16 matchup with UNC, so naturally as loyal Bobcats we spent the duration hanging around the Conference for College Composition and Communication, better known as CCCC.  Now, for my money, there's no better time to see a city than when it's teeming with rhetoricians.  Sadly, as a literature major, I was excluded from the bulk of the proceedings.  No matter!  While my sometimes-popular wife was flitting from panel to caucus to workshop, the McBonerito and I got to spend the better part of three days exploring the banks of the Mississippi.  Boy, did we make the most of it.

These are just a few of the literally billions of highlights.

Our hotel was five stars all the way, and super well-ventilated.

Can you believe this view???

Shopping is a must when in St. Louis.

 Oh, there's plenty for the kids to do, too.

We took a leisurely stroll through the botanical gardens one afternoon.

I'm something of a foodie.  Of course we made a point of sampling the regional fare.

It seems every corner features some quirky little independent coffee house.  

You could tell architecture was a big deal for city planners.

Check out this stunning pair of neoclassical columns designed by an architect of great renown. 



Speaking of architecture, it wouldn't be a trip to St. Louis without visiting the world famous arch.

As you can imagine, we were pretty gassed after three days of that.  Here we are recharging the batteries for the night ahead.

I'd let you in on what happened once the sun went down, but I value my marriage too much, and I think you all know what they say about What happens in St. Louis... 

Well, that's it.  I hope the photos do the trip justice.  Anytime you want to meet us in St. Louis, and there happens to be a swarm of academics in town, just say the word!  We'll be there faster than you can say Cicero.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHA!!! Whoa, Nate you really need to calm down. You have a kid now. St. Louis looks almost as good as Suffern!