Little did Tom and I and Romaine and Stanley,
We'd all come to St. Louis to celebrate the wedding of James and Samantha (see post from 9/1/2022 https://www.ailantha.com/blog/meeting-in-st-louis),
I suppose we should have suspected something about the town was amiss as we wandered the deserted streets, but we didn't. Well, okay we did think it was weird that there were so few people out and about, but we still spent three enjoyable, unconcerned days strolling around, walking from one attraction to another in this nicely laid-out, architecturally pleasing no man's land,
But anyway, Romaine and Stanley and Tom and I began our google-guided walking tour of downtown St. Louis on Friday morning with breakfast. We had scrolled around the net in search of a nearby restaurant and came across a promising-looking place called The Docket.
We set out from our Airbnb and walked several solitary blocks,
The Garden Omelet
Tom and I set out on the one-mile walk to the Arch, which was easy enough to find from the restaurant. (That's the blue-umbrella'd patio of The Docket in the lower left corner of the picture below).