4th of July 2011

What a great 4th of July this year!  The actual day was awesome.  Scott and I had tickets to the Cardinals/Reds game but before that we decided to check out some of the Air Show that was going on at the Fair.  Although we watched most of the show from the walk to the stadium it was well worth it.  I managed to see a jet and some smaller planes doing tricks as well as 2 cargo planes flying by and then hovering over the Mississippi.  Since I love planes this was great!

We then headed over to Busch a couple hours before the game to watch batting practice.  Somehow, Scott had never done that before.  So we hung out in the bleachers for an hour or more just watching the players warm up and take BP.

Lohse, Westbrook, McClellan

Then we took our seats up the first base side in right field.  The Cards had solid pitching by Carpenter and every time Cueto or Phillips came up to bat they were pleasantly greeted with boos.

Carp warming up

Booing Phillips

The Cards ended up winning the game 1-0.

After the game we headed over to the Arch grounds to look for a place to stand for fireworks.  But by the time we got there we managed to hear about half of the Montgomery Gentry concert.  I was happy that I knew more songs than I thought I would and they put on a great show.

Then it was time for the fireworks.  I was a little annoyed that I only saw one firework show this year but seeing the fireworks under an national monument makes up for it.  Except for the annoying French people next to us that didn’t quite get that you watch the fireworks instead of playing thumb wars, but I digress.  Since the show the night before was cancelled it seemed like we had 2 finales and they were both awesome!  Nothing like feeling the boom of fireworks when you are that close.

Of course what 4th of July would be complete without Ted Drews.  We stopped there on our way home and it just topped off the night.  It is one of my favorite holiday’s and it was a perfect day!

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