About 5 days before we were leaving, I got really sick with an upper respiratory bug. I was miserable and very nervous about being sick during our flights. Ended up at the urgent care on Thursday. The doctor put me on some meds and an antibiotic. I wasn't well by Sunday, but I made it through the flight ok. Had a little trouble with my right ear on the last landing.
We spent our last 10 nights in St. Louis jumping around hotels. We spent 3 nights in the Hilton-Ballpark Hotel. That was a lot of fun...beautiful views of the city and ball field. We had our first experience up in the 360 club up on the 26th floor. John and I hung out there the first night by the fireplace. We then had dinner with friends of ours on our second night.
We finally made it to our lodging and I think the cats were so excited to see us, that it didn't take any time at all for them to get comfortable and not be nervous. A co-worker of John's came and picked us up, took us to the stores where we could get cat litter and food for breakfast. He later came back and took us to dinner with his family. It was a nice welcome and I was excited to meet someone. Today we made stops in town to try to set up our banking, where we found out a new rule requiring a physical address to apply. But in order to get a rental, you have to have a bank account. How frustrating is that? They are trying to figure out what we need in order to make this work. In the afternoon, we went to take our drivers test...passed after only one failed attempt. And, we had the handbook and Greg there helping us that first time. The test is rather difficult because of all the different terms they use and the fact everything is opposite to our driving.