Now that you know about the race I did in St Louis, it is time to fill you in on all the details of the rest of the trip!
I should preface this with mentioning that I really don’t like long car trips. I hate sitting still for that long and I tend to get antsy and bored. Why I jumped at the chance to travel by car for over 1100 miles for a race is beyond me!
The morning of the trip to St Louis we had a HUGE snowstorm. The roads were awful and visibility was limited. Part of me was hoping that Chris or Mike would say that we shouldn’t go because I wasn’t going to back out with someone else backing out first. Well, no one backed out so we made our way through Michigan very, very, very slowly. I was lucky enough to be the driver through the most treacherous part of the route. Chris will tell you that I almost killed us when I missed hitting another car by mere inches. I prefer to say that I got that out of the way at the beginning of the trip so that the rest of our trip would be smooth sailing! It’s all about perspective. 😉
Once we got out of Michigan the roads were clear and visibility was restored to normal! We took turns driving and when I wasn’t the driver, I entertained everyone with factoids about the various cities that we drove through, information about St. Louis, mad libs and other randomness. I have to give myself credit for making the best out of all those hours that we were stuck in the car.
Once we arrived at the hotel we took the hotel shuttle downtown to find a place for dinner. We ended up at a restaurant called Mosaic and the food was fantastic! Here is a look at what Chris and I had.
Chris had Prime Rib Sliders and I had the Korean BBQ Pork Apple. We were so fortunate to have stumbled upon this restaurant with doing any research or soliciting anyone for suggestions! Yay us!
After dinner we walked around downtown and had a drink while waiting for the hotel shuttle. Once back at the hotel Chris and I enjoyed some time in the hot tub and went to bed at a respectable time. It was race day eve after all!