We went to St. Louis for an overnight stay. We went to the St. Louis Zoo and got to see a lot of animals, all of whom were active (they usually aren't in the middle of summer). There were 5 tiger cubs that were 1 year old. Tigers are my FAVORITE animal. They were so playful and fun to watch.
After the zoo, we went to one of my favorite restaurants, the Old Spaghetti Factory. That was so delicious! In the time that we were there, there were 5 other birthdays besides mine. It was fun to see everyone clapping, singing, eating, and enjoying themselves.
After dinner, mom and I took a cab back to the hotel, had a night cap, watched America's Funniest Home Videos in our suite, and slept a great night's sleep in the fluffy beds of the Sheraton Hotel.
The next morning, we watched from our window the city life (it was Friday morning) as everyone was going to work and school.
We had such a great time. While at the zoo was when I found out I was approved for the new car.
This was by far one of the best birthdays ever! Those 2 days were exactly what I needed to get out of my funk. (along with some serious self-evaluation, but that's another story).