My friends Scott and Cindy moved there from the bay area this past summer, and while Cindy was busy being a med student, Scott (who is "funemployed" like me) and I spent time eating out, exploring the city, cooking, and trying to be a bit productive.
Here is the first part of my trip in photos and captions.
|One of Scott and Cindy's two cats, Missy. My favorite of the two, for sure.|
|They have an adorable backyard (shared with neighbors, but still awesome).|
|The cute backyard at night!|
|Birdbath and all.|
|And even a gargoyle!|
|Sandwiches at Gioia's in the Italian neighborhood (the Hill).|
|So greasy, soooo good.|
|Missy liked my knitting.|
|We cooked! Raw pumpkin gnocchi - although technically not gnocchi, as the recipe didn't have any potato.|
|Dinner! focaccia, salad, and pumpkin gnocchi with brown butter and sage.|
|Part of the SLU campus, taken after we failed to get Chick-fil-a breakfast in the student center.|
|Backup breakfast option: MoKaBe's.|
|Scott's breakfast burrito and cappuccino.|
|My breakfast burrito and fruit. And coffee. Of course.|
|I didn't get any of these, but they sure look interesting.|
|Oh my goodness, some FALL!|
|Fall and green. And typical St Louis brick.|
|We visited an animal shelter! I swooned over a 2 year old saint bernard (still not full grown!),|
and they fell for this girl, a goldie mix.
|Then: apple picking! Such a great fall activity, although the weather pretended it was summer, to my dismay.|
|Cindy playing the "twist the stem off" game.|
Next up: the last day of St Louis, including the fascinating City Museum, the arch from below, and of course a bit more food.