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After the wedding we walked from the reception at the Hotel St. Louis several blocks back to our Airbnb, still happily clueless of the fact that one should not walk through downtown St. Louis late on a Saturday night dressed in semi-formal attire. (See post form 9/6/2022, https://www.ailantha.com/blog/omg-now-we-know-why-the-streets-of-st-louis-were-empty).
Tom's and my plan for the rest of our trip was to spend one more day, Sunday, in St. Louis and then to leave the following day, Monday, to drive to Chicago to spend a few days with Claire and Miguel, who would be flying home from St. Louis on Sunday afternoon.
Things went about 50% as planned.
It was the general consensus of our group that, as we were in St. Louis, we should snag some of the barbecue that this city is famous for. Claire, the vegetarian among us, was nonetheless also agreeable to the idea.
So we met up a little before 11:00 am on Sunday morning and then walked about a half a mile through downtown,
The following morning, all packed up and ready to leave, Tom and I were planning on setting out bright and early for one more delicious breakfast with Stanley and Romaine at The Docket, the eatery across the street from the St. Louis circuit courthouse (see post from 9/7/2022, https://www.ailantha.com/blog/seeing-the-sights-in-the-most-dangerous-city-in-america-part-1),
However by the dawn's early light it was pretty clear to us that our plans were about to take a U-turn. Tom awoke with a very swollen painful knee. Walking several blocks to breakfast was out. However by good luck it was a few steps away from our Airbnb to a wonderful supermarket called Schnuck's,
The diagnosis was bursitis and the treatment was ice, Aleve,
And so Tom and I said good-bye to Romaine and Stanley (who were staying another day) and to the empty streets of St. Louis,
As for me, I bought a last-minute plane ticket and the following day I flew by myself to Chicago.