last tuesday we went to st. louis without the kids. we dropped them off at tessa's parents place and hit the road. we stopped by rei to get some supplies for our trip to the smoky mountains and ended up staying longer than we had planned. that got us over to the game a little later than we intended. still in plenty of time but it meant we had to pay $4 billion to eat stadium food. it was cool however that we met a lady on the way up to the stadium that had some friends bail out and she gave us some tickets in the outfield box on the third baseline in the 4th row. best seats of my life. it was a blast. cards stunk it up though and lost 4-1. the game got over around 11 and we got home at 2:30 in the morning.