We’ve had another busy day here in St. Louis. Vorticus started off giving signature backrubs during breakfast, and then eight of us decided to go downtown to see the Arch.
I had been up inside the arch once before when I was a kid, but this was a first-time visit for most of the members of our group. The crowds were much thinner than the last time I was here, and we got our tickets and rode to the top fairly quickly.
Down underneath the arch, we had some fun trying to get pictures of both us and the monument at the same time.
After seeing the arch, we stopped by a cafe downtown to get some lunch. We had to stop by a few of the Internet kiosks to let a few of us check in online at the forums. It was quite hilarious to see how the lot of us, despite traveling from all over the country to meet-up in person in St. Louis, drove right back into our online worlds.
Back at the hotel, Dave managed to injure himself at the pool by kicking the ladder. It required a trip to the hospital to get 19 stitches for his foot. He also had a hairline fracture on one of his toes.
That evening, we gathered our funds and ordered a couple dozen pizzas for the group. Then Legostar gave a bunch of us a swing dance lesson at eight o’clock. There’s nothing quite like being able to go swing dancing on a Friday night with a bunch of my buddies from the online world. Then Lego and his girlfriend Amanda demonstrated a few other dances for us, including Lindy Hop, Balboa, and the Masochism Tango.