Saturday, December 29, 2018

890. First

890. First
Definition: (adj) coming before all others
Location Placed: Hyatt Regency, St. Louis, Missouri
Date Placed: 12/20/18 at 6:12pm



After a busy first day of the trip, we opted to go to Pappy's as I had heard it was one of the better places in St. Louis to go if you were looking for some good bar-b-que. And it did not disappoint! Delicious pulled pork and ribs were consumed along with some really yummy sides. We decided to call it an earlier night due to being travel exhausted and having to get up early for the next leg of the journey!

889. Venerable

889. Venerable
Definition: (adj) accorded a great deal of respect
Location Left: City Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
Date Placed: 12/20/18 at 3:35pm



The City Museum is probably one of the weirdest and wildest places I've ever gone. I know I absolutely would've adored this place as a kid, as there are multiple areas to explore and get lost in. And there is a 10 story slide! As an adult, I appreciated the little chunk of history I received from one of the employees offhandedly. He told me that prior to being a museum, the building was used as a shoe factory. The slide, although slightly reconfigured, was an old shoe chute used to get the shoes to the ground floor quickly. I thought that was neat the way they turned this old factory into quite the wonder of a place. It looked like there was some construction going on a couple of the floors, and the weather was too poor to explore the outside maze, but this place did not disappoint!

888. Rapture

888. Rapture
Definition: (n) feeling intense pleasure or joy
Location Placed: Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
Date Placed: 12/20/18 at 2:32pm



The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis is probably one of the most beautiful churches I've ever stepped foot in. The entire ceiling is covered with gorgeous mosaics of the grandest proportions. It's hard to describe the immensity of it. Larry, one of the fellows who works there, gave us a plethora of information about the number of tiles, immensity, level of work that went into it, and length of time it took. It was a definite labor of love, that is for sure! There were a number of different shades of gold tiles individually places to give the church a shimmery look, even when it was dark outside. Definitely an impressive sight to see!

887. Endless

887. Endless
Definition: (adj) countless, innumerable
Location Placed: Anheuser-Busch Brewery, St. Louis, Missouri
Date Placed: 12/20/18 at 12:54pm



This tour is definitely one of the trip highlights. We got to see the gigantic Clydesdale horses, which are a trademark item of the Budweiser beer commercials in recent years. The tour also covered the ginormous containers that housed the beers during the fermentation process, along with some information about the Anheuser and Busch families behind the iconic brewing company. They also decorate it really nice for the holidays, and I'd recommend checking it out then!

886. Edify

886. Edify
Definition: (v) educate, instruct, teach
Location Placed: Old Courthouse, St. Louis, Missouri
Date Placed: 12/20/18 at 11:09am



The Old Courthouse is a really neat building right across from the Arch in St. Louis that was the location where Dred Scott, a slave, sued for freedom of him and his wife. It's a really neat older building with a wonderfully ornate ceiling. The park ranger who greeted us gave a lot of really great information about the site itself, as well as things to do in the St. Louis area. A real gem!

885. Apricity

885. Apricity
Definition: (n) the warmth of the sun in winter
Location Placed: The Arch Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
Date Placed: 12/20/18 at 9:45am



A much awaited vacation took us to St. Louis, where we stayed directly across the street from the Arch! It was a really neat museum that included a ride up to the top. You could see the windows from our hotel room, and I commented that I bet they weren't that small when you were there. But they were! The ride up to the top was really interesting as you were able to see the inner workings of the Arch and the mechanics on getting up to the top. You wouldn't necessarily know it from looking at it, but it's triangularly shaped! Definitely a must visit if you're visiting St. Louis.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

884. Concordance

884. Concordance 
Definition: (n) an agreement
Location Placed: Starbucks, Park Row and Beekman, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 12/12/18 at 3:37pm



The holidays are a wonderful time to get together with family, friends, and colleagues to let them know how much you appreciate them. I definitely made sure to do that with my colleagues this week, family in the coming weeks, and friends shortly thereafter. Sometimes you just need to take a minute, stop, and remember all the good in your world. Happy Holidays Everyone!

883. Consoling

883. Consoling
Definition: (v) to provide solace or comfort
Location Placed: Temple Court, The Beekman Hotel, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 12/12/18 at 3:35pm



We decided to try this place out for a fancy drink treat, and it did not disappoint! It was pleasantly decorated for the holidays and a real swanky looking place. The drinks were delectable and classy. It was an intimate and quiet venue to enjoy our drink and the company.