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Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis

I haven't gotten out to see the city of St. Louis at all really since I started traveling there for work last August. We got an invitation this week from Gunnar, one of our clients, to go to lunch at Adriana's On The "Hill" and then to The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.

Let me tell you about Adriana's. It was fantastic. It's one of those local delis that we all used to go to growing up, but rarely exist any more. I'm definitely going to hit that spot more often. Why would anyone ever go to Subway or Blimpies in St. Louis?

We then headed to The Cathedral Basilica. I was immediately stunned by the size and beauty of this church. Construction was begun in 1907. The late Pope John Paul II visited this church in 1999 and deemed it the most outstanding church in the Americas. I apologize for the blurrieness of some of the pictures, but it's really hard to get good pictures indoors for me. I need more practice. The pictures can be viewed here.

Disney World

This post is more than overdue, but I have been swamped at work. I know, excuses, excuses.

We went to Florida as a family for a short vacation a few weeks ago. Our college friends, Sean & Amy, were so gracious to let us stay with them. They have two kids as well so it's always fun to get all the kids together.

I got there very late on a Thursday night, got to bed around 1:30 AM (I think), but of course it's easy to get out of bed with a round of golf scheduled for the morning. Why is that?

We got our 18 in Friday morning, then dropped Beth's Dad off at Grandmother's (actually we dropped him off at a cigar bar to meet Uncle Johnny, but close enough) and headed back to Sean's house for a cookout. Several other college friends came over and it was a blast. Michael was putting on a show hitting the baseball wherever we said to. He was hitting the screened porch intentionally because it made a loud bang. Then he wanted to hit Cliff so he started hitting the ball the o…