East of the Sun, West of the Moon

2006/7/8

Road tripping

Filed under: Family — Erwin @ 10:22 pm

Greetings from St. Louis!

Note to self, a Honda Civic (two-door model) is not really suitable for a 5-6 hour road trip. We’ll manage, but for an upcoming trip to Colorado we’ll use the minivan, and too bad it’s got worse gas-mileage, it’s still better than any SUV we pass on the way there. 😉

The hotel room is good, nice view on the arch, with a balcony so you can listen to the city sounds from the 23rd floor level without being deafened by them.

While walking around yesterday evening looking for a place to eat, we walked into an artsy store and then found out that every first Friday of the month they had an art walk with a couple other stores/galleries in the area, which would otherwise close at 6. So after actually getting something to eat (at a fairly loud yuppie-attracting place, Mosaic, with good food) we walked around and visited a few of them, and I guess their art walk idea paid off for them because we bought a few items that appealed to us!

The internet connection is through Wayport, unfortunately no free wifi for us this time. Maybe next time. The laptop was misbehaving again so we almost lugged it here for nothing. Unplugging it and briefly taking out the battery seems to have triggered the harddisk into playing nice again, for now, but I don’t know how much longer this piece of hardware will be of any use to me/us. Pity, because I’ve only had it for about 6 months.

And on that note, we’re off to find out if the sushi place nearby will have a long queue or not. See you… Monday evening at the latest. 🙂

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