Our hotel is simply awesome! While checking in yesterday, the lady at the front desk informed me that each evening from 5:30-7:00 there is a free buffet offered in the reception room, and she also gave me two drink cards which entitle us to three free drinks of our choice from the full bar each evening (plus, they have free soda and popcorn from 3-10 pm each day). Pretty cool! The food and drinks were delicious last night, and I look forward to seeing what they have to offer this evening. The room we're in is luxurious and comfortable; we couldn't be more pleased. Plus, it has a huge wide screen TV with high definition, which means I was able to watch the Saints-Vikings game last night in beautiful high-def. Awesome! We are thinking about getting jobs near here and never coming home. :)
Our plan for today is to do a little shopping, swimming, and vegging out. We may also pay a visit to the Missouri History Museum, which is currently featuring "Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art."
We took a couple of pics on my iphone while driving yesterday. Amazingly, they actually turned out. This first pic is of St. Paul's Lutheran in Hamel where Pr. Weedon serves, taken as we whizzed by on I-55:
And here's a pic of the Arch while we drove by: