Saying Goodbye to Catherine

We have been keeping our fingers crossed for some time now that Bechtel would change their minds and keep Catherine here in St Louis with us through the end of the project.  Sadly, Bechtel has other plans for her to move on and move up.  Since this was her last weekend here, we sent her off in style (or at least a full belly). 

Friday night, we originally planned an evening downtown with dinner and bowling.  Good thing Catherine called to double check with the bowling alley though because someone rented the entire facility downtown for a wedding reception.....who does that??  We made assumptions that they must have met bowling, or are avid leaguers. 
So we switched up plans and went to Andria's Steakhouse near our house.  Sarah (works out at the project) and Earl joined in as well.  Then we went to the nearest bowling alley, which was ooollldddd-school!!!  I mean, bowling is bowling, so it was still fun.  Terry won the first round, and Catherine won the second. 

Saturday, we switched up Saturday Steak night for Saturday Seafood night.  Terry made out-of-this-world crab cakes.  We also had sauteed spinach and white wine butter israeli couscous.  It was so good I forgot to take a picture, if that can explain at all how great they were.  :-)
After dinner, we went to a tavern near our house, Sullivans, to kick back and have a few drinks.

The music selection was awful.  They made fun of it.
We may or may not have started dancing to a Michael Jackson song.


Monday night, Catherines Dad was in town to drive with her the next day back up to Pennsylvania.  We had a great time with her and her parents a few months back, so we went out to dinner together.  We ate at 11-11 Mississippi, which is relatively in the middle of nowhere in the city, but it was so worth it!  It was hard to pick a meal from the menu because there were so many great options.  Also, the wine list was 4 pages long....YUM!! 

Terry got potato encrusted alaskan halibut, Catherine got a Rack of Lamb, Papa Parham got the char-crust dry-rubbed rib-eye, and I got Swordfish.  Amazing meal.  We also gorged on desserts to share, with a bread pudding, pistachio ice cream, and flourless chocolate torte. 

We are going to miss her dearly.  Now we just have to keep our fingers crossed that she comes back to visit soon!! 


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