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July 26, 2004 » 5:45 pm

Yogi, Lewis and Clark

Had to put out a few fires this morning. Thank goodness for high-speed wireless and my trusty new iBook. As a sidenote, Apple Works is an absolute travesty. It is twelve steps backwards in the evolution of office applications. Can’t wait for OpenOffice to run natively on Panther.    (1YT)

Afterwards, I drove to The Hill for lunch at Amighetti’s, then walked down Elizabeth Street to see the stretch of road where Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola grew up. I love The Hill. Red brick houses line the streets, and there’s an Italian restaurant and bakery on every block. I could spend weeks here, just wandering the streets and eating.    (1YU)

My next stop was the Arch. Took the crazy tram to the top. Remember the egg from Mork and Mindy? The tram consists of eight of those, with five people crammed in each of them. There’s a tram on each side of the Arch, and they meet at the center. Takes about five minutes to the top.    (1YV)

The highlight of the Arch was the IMAX movie and exhibits on Lewis & Clark. I had to add a book on the two explorers to my always growing reading list.    (1YW)

Scott Foehner and I had dinner at Blueberry Hill, which Scott claims is the most well known restaurant in town. Near Washington University, it sports plenty of seating, good burgers, a wide beer selection, live music, kitschy trinkets, and the occasional St. Louis celebrity. Its longtime owner, Joe Edwards, has invested a lot in the area recently. Afterwards, we had a few beers and played some darts and pool at the Black Derby, an excellent little dive with good music in the south side of St. Louis.    (1YX)

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