Thursday, December 08, 2005
I had the most incredible time with my new friend, Cross, in St Louis. There's more photos on the BAUT.
Friday, we walked all around downtown to different art galleries. We went to a museum, which was very unusual. There were bars. There were slides. There was a small aircraft. We stopped off at a few watering holes for some Missouri home brews. I should have taken a pen and paper and wrote the names down. I don’t remember what time we got back to the hotel. I know it was really late. My feet were killing me.
Saturday, Cross took me to his school’s observatory. This is when I got a nice look at his big 14 inch! Get your minds out of the gutter. It was a telescope. The sky was too cloudy to view the stars. It was really cold, too. On the drive back to his place, we watched as a man attempted to cut down a tree. Cross took photos, but they didn’t turn out very well. The weather was really crappy.
We decided to not go downtown that night to see the Arch. He promised me he would do this for my next visit. I was still hurting from the night before. We ended up at his apartment where I got to meet Stephanie (his motorcycle). Cross wanted to cook dinner for me. We went to the supermarket and picked up some food and wine. Cross cooked me the sweetest nicest meal I’ve ever had. He made me creamed spinach and pork chops. I felt like a queen in his castle.
Cross and I had some pretty serious conversations on his past, present, and future. We talked about mine, but everything is pretty set in stone for me (work, school, and traveling). For Cross, he has his whole life ahead of him. He is concentrating on finishing his Masters. He will then pursue a Doctorate from MIT. After he finishes school, he’ll probably be ready to settle down with “the luckiest gal in the world”.
I’m really glad things worked out this way. He is good for me, and vice versa. For a younger person, he is very wise. I like having a good influence in my life, too. He makes me want to be a better person. I plan to spend some more time with Cross in the near future. I am proud to have as my good friend.