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Why visit St Louis Mo?

After visiting St Louis, I wanted to share some of the great things you can find there in case you decide to go on vacation, have a bachelor party or even a wedding there!
Personally, I would love to get married under the Gateway Arch, but there are many other awesome places that are just as good.
Let’s start with the Gateway Arch though.
The Gateway Arch is a huge HUGE stainless steel monument. I think I even remember seeing it on a US Postage stamp.

Another great thing in St Louis? The awesome paddle-wheel boat. It’s supposed to be a replica of what actually traveled the Mississippi and it’s pretty cool to check out. It’s just a replica. Being someone who believes in “other” presences on this Earth, I actually would love to see the real thing, but you can catch those artifacts at some of the local museums.
If you’re a sports person, you’ll love St Louis in the summertime. This is where the Cardinals play and Where Busch Stadium is housed.
And, if you’re more of the adventurous type, you’ll appreciate that even St Louis has a Six Flags! My personal favorite ride is the “Superman” ride.
On our party bus adventure (see my last post), we actually stopped by some great bars in Ballpark Village Street. There are some awesome smoke free dance clubs downtown!
I’m not one to stay in all day so I hooked up with one of my bridesmaid buddies and we hit the Saint Louis Zoo after a night of partying. (Yes, it was rough but her kids loved it!)
I’d say the nicest part of the zoo was the Emerson Zooline Railroad because we got to sit down!
As part of our “before wedding” dinner, we hit up the City Garden and had a nice time at the café’ there. It was really cool. They have a lot of rain forest gardens and modern works of art displayed.
The boys (aka groom and groomsmen) hit up the Chestnut Grove Brewery and got in touch with their German beer rots. Of course, we didn’t hear all the shenanigans but it’s a classy place so we figured it wasn’t too bad.
Overall, St Louis was an awesome trip. I’m actually going to schedule a ghost tour the next time I go because that is something I didn’t get a chance to do! Feel free to advise which tours are best!
After visiting St Louis, I wanted to share some of the great things you can find there in case you decide to go on vacation, have a bachelor party or even a wedding there!
Personally, I would love to get married under the Gateway Arch, but there are many other awesome places that are just as good.
Let’s start with the Gateway Arch though.
The Gateway Arch is a huge HUGE stainless steel monument. I think I even remember seeing it on a US Postage stamp.

Another great thing in St Louis? The awesome paddle-wheel boat. It’s supposed to be a replica of what actually traveled the Mississippi and it’s pretty cool to check out. It’s just a replica. Being someone who believes in “other” presences on this Earth, I actually would love to see the real thing, but you can catch those artifacts at some of the local museums.
If you’re a sports person, you’ll love St Louis in the summertime. This is where the Cardinals play and Where Busch Stadium is housed.
And, if you’re more of the adventurous type, you’ll appreciate that even St Louis has a Six Flags! My personal favorite ride is the “Superman” ride.
On our party bus adventure (see my last post), we actually stopped by some great bars in Ballpark Village Street. There are some awesome smoke free dance clubs downtown!
I’m not one to stay in all day so I hooked up with one of my bridesmaid buddies and we hit the Saint Louis Zoo after a night of partying. (Yes, it was rough but her kids loved it!)
I’d say the nicest part of the zoo was the Emerson Zooline Railroad because we got to sit down!
As part of our “before wedding” dinner, we hit up the City Garden and had a nice time at the café’ there. It was really cool. They have a lot of rain forest gardens and modern works of art displayed.
The boys (aka groom and groomsmen) hit up the Chestnut Grove Brewery and got in touch with their German beer rots. Of course, we didn’t hear all the shenanigans but it’s a classy place so we figured it wasn’t too bad.
Overall, St Louis was an awesome trip. I’m actually going to schedule a ghost tour the next time I go because that is something I didn’t get a chance to do! Feel free to advise which tours are best!

party bus

Hiding out on a Party Bus.

The other day I found myself completely remembering that I have this blog and thought it was about time for an update!

My initial intentions with this blog were to write a post every day, but clearly that hasn’t happened!

Instead, I’ve been busy living life and working on my vision reading business.  With the summer here, it’s very busy.  As a matter of a fact, it’s been so busy that I actually found myself hiding out on a party bus the other day. Continue reading Hiding out on a Party Bus.

Staying Motivated in 2016

If you have any aspirations for 2016, it is time to get yourself in gear to accomplish your goals. Whether it’s finally to follow your dream career or travel to your dream destination, it is easy to start off in January full steam ahead. However, by February, you are ready to throw in the towel. But it is quite possible to stay motivated until you achieve what you want to do. I have listed a few tips below to keep your mojo flowing.

Things Might not Go as Planned

When you set your mind to do something, it is realistic to keep in the back of your mind that everything might not go as planned. You have to figure in that anything could go wrong to deter you from your goal. Your car could break down, you could lose your job, etc. While you don’t wish for anything like this to happen, the fact of the matter is, it could.

So what are you to do in case it does? Well, there is nothing wrong with updating plans with new ones. Let’s say you plan on going to Italy (your dream vacation), but the money you save up has to be spent on repairing your car after an accident.

While the Italy vacation is off the table, you can take a less expensive getaway. Book yourself a nice room in a five-star hotel and treat yourself to room and spa services. It might not be Italy, but when you are pampered and relaxed, you won’t feel so disappointed.

Stay Focused

 In order to stay inspired, you must keep your focus on what you want to accomplish. If you have decided to go back to school to get your degree, start making plans by figuring out what you can afford and which schools offer what you want. For those who are studying a field that is totally different, stay focus on the end game. But you have to realize that attending school as an older adult is totally different than when you did as a young adult.

I know several people who went back to school after the age of 50 to start a second career. Each of them told me that there were many times they questioned their actions. But when they became a doctor, chef, or actress, they knew their hard work wasn’t in vain. The passion they felt for their new career outweighed the doubt and uncertainty. Let your passion be your inspiration for your achievements in the new year.