What a great day today as I visited Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis and rode around seeing the sights.
Woke up today to clear blue skies. Haven’t seen that too often. And had a good sleep in my little Big Agnes tent.
There is a saying in adventure motorcycling, “all gear all the time,” AGATT. Well … I violated that today. I put on my jeans, golf shirt, runners and windbreaker and rode off to Starbucks. I did wear a helmet 🙂 Starbucks still doesn’t accept my Visa. After paying for breakfast with my Mastercard, it was off to the Anheuser-Busch brewery in St. Louis.
They have 3 tours at the brewery – Complimentary, Day Fresh for $10, and Brew Masters for $35. I took the Day Fresh Tour. The complex here is amazing. I was just as interested in the history contained in the buildings as in the beer making process. Throughout the tour you get samples of beer. And at the end you get a ticket for a pint of whatever Anheuser-Busch makes. Plus you get a gift pack of a bottle of beer pulled off the assemble line that day.
As for the history part, there are many historical buildings. Some date back to the late 1800s. Anyways … I’ll let my pictures do the talking here.
At the end I sat in the Biergarten with my free pint of Michelob Golden.
I had planned to go to Busch Stadium where the St. Louis Cardinals play and to the St. Louis Arch. By this time it was after 1 pm so I decided to go. I was tempted to stay a lot longer and have something to eat too. I should have. But you just never know.
A couple of things I was hoping for. First, to be able to see a St. Louis Cardinals game. But they weren’t in town today. I could stay until they were but the weather was turning bad. Plus, baseball is no longer the inexpensive sport to watch like it once was. Perhaps I’ll see another team along the way.
Second, was to get a great picture on me on my bike outside of the stadium. I rode around the stadium several times. There just wasn’t a spot without paying money for parking. Typical downtown I suppose. Anyways, I did quickly pull into this space and take a quick picture.
St Louis Arch
Just like Busch Stadium, I drove around the Arch several times looking for a spot to pull over and take a picture without paying for parking. I even went to the spot I went to 3 years ago to take a picture. However, it was closed for church parking. Oh well. I saw it and have the picture from 3 years ago.
It was back to the KOA campsite after a good day. Time to relax and do nothing, which is hard for me to do. Something I am trying to do without much success.
It was fun riding around it though.