Micah helped move us in. We rented a u-haul. My father-in-law now (at the time we weren’t married. tsk tsk) brought us pizza for dinner. It was a long day but so very exciting. I was sad to leave my parents home. The first night in the apartment was odd. I didn’t feel at home. I was happy to be with Adam, starting this new adventure, but I was very home-sick.
The Bicycle Club Apartments was the coolest experience for us. We had unreal amounts of fun living together. We sled down the huge hill in the backyard, and walked Jackson nearly every night through the neighborhood, sometimes stopping in the tennis courts to let him off his leash. We lived on the 3rd floor. We shopped at the Hen House and lugged groceries up three flights of stairs. We didn’t have a carport so we had to scrape snow and ice and run from the car to the apartment in the rain. It was such a fun time in our lives. I sometimes miss apartment living.
We drove back to the apartments a couple years ago with the kids in the backseat and parked out in front of our old building. Before I could even think, or blink, I was bawling. It came from no where and took over. I realized what a glorious time in my life that was and how bittersweet it is that its over.
Thank you Bicycle Club Apartments for ushering Adam and I into our adult life together.
St. Louis was something else. We got stuck in horrible traffic. Adam and I aren’t big into travel in the first place. And we certainly aren’t into getting stuck in never ending traffic with no apparent reason.
We were stuck for quite some time before taking a chance and following other cars driving through the grass to make a short cut through the traffic.
We got into town, found a hotel we wanted to stay at (the Drury Inn), and checked in. Then decided we’d check out a museum and the zoo. The museum was closed so we went to the zoo. We literally saw one exhibit before leaving and going back to the hotel. We were both still annoyed from the traffic. Adam bought a huge expensive drink at the zoo while waiting to board the train when we found out you couldn’t take drinks on the train. So we left. That is how we roll.
We stopped off at a pizza place, got our order, and went back to the hotel where we spent the rest of the day and the next day. We swam a lot and watched TV a lot. It was a novelty to be alone together since we were yet living together at this point. It was perfection just spending alone time together without parents in the way.
Our pouty faces.
dang it I was so tan and skinny and young!
Even though we didn’t do anything on this trip that we couldn’t have done at home, it’s still a very fun memory for us. We can make staying in fun. We get teased a lot for how much of homebodies we are but I think its sweet we can enjoy each others company without all the glitz and glam.