About 3 months, apparently.
BTW, Google "days since april 17, 2014" and you get to a nifty app that tells you how many days.
So anyway, I don't usually talk about St. Louis on here as that's what's Yelp's been for. Aside from our friends in the area, I'd like to take some time to point out some things that I enjoyed in my 10 years there.
La Pizza / Protzel's Deli / Bob's Seafood
Sure, you could talk about what other cities have that St. Louis doesn't have, but if it were in St. Louis, it was dead simple to get there. We lived in a spot where we could get to just about anywhere in the region in 30 minutes or less. Also, 30 minutes typically means ~20 miles away. Seriously. The other day the wife was looking for things within a mile away from our place in Chicago and she was like "that's FAR!"
There's no Mitsuwa in St. Louis, but it might as well be because I have no idea how often we're going to get out that far into the Chicago burbs from the city.
Ok, I'm lying. We have some good friends who live nearby and we'll likely use them as an excuse to go to Mitsuwa at least once a month or so.
To be honest, I think just about every single midwest city suffers from some form of inferiority complex. Chicago included. St. Louis is definitely not an exception, but the passion for working towards improving the area is infectious. The atmosphere in the more urban neighborhoods is leaps and bounds more lively and optimistic than they were even a couple years ago. The Loop, the Grove, Cherokee, even Downtown, which many left for dead multiple times in the past couple of decades, all have some pretty significant work going on that I was pretty gosh darned excited for.
|View from the top of the City Museum|
St. Louis has been good to us and I have nothing but fond memories of the area. It will forever be the first place I've been an "adult" at and has definitely shaped my outlook on things. See you around.