Any of this works for me. I think we may end up at The Dubliner before the game as well. I’m likely having a friend spend the night with us who lives in St. Charles, then I think we will take the Metrolink downtown about 9:30 am or so. I have a cooler that doubles as a backpack, so I may need to find a place to keep that if we go to a bar.
Are there any road construction projects that I should know about? The Google directions to the hotel suggest I-64.
The Hanley Rd exits are closed, you’d want to do this:
Start on I-64 W/US-40 W:
At exit 31A-B take ramp to Brentwood Blvd/I-170 N toward Clayton: 0.12 miles. Map
At exit 31B take ramp and go on I-170 N toward Clayton: 1.14 miles. Map
At exit 1E take ramp to Forest Park Parkway: 0.19 miles. Map
Bear right on Forest Park Pky: 0.28 miles. Map
Take ramp to Central Ave toward Govt Center: 0.22 miles. Map
Continue on S Central Ave: 0.08 miles. Map
Turn right on Bonhomme Ave: 0.18 miles.
Here’s a trip finder that has road closures. There shouldn’t be any other ones you’d encounter.
I’m shooting for 9 a.m. TMG mentioned last night that maybe 10 a.m. would be fine. I told her it would be better to arrive early and have a chance to see a little of St. Louis—I don’t think she’s ever been there.
Also, I talked to my friend with the Cardinals tickets last night. I forgot to ask him where the tickets are. We are meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Shannon’s.
Do you have anything you are planning on seeing? You’ll be minutes away from the Blalock residence. Be sure to notice how close the stadium is to the highway, it’s unbelievable. The new SLU arena construction is right off the highway, and you’ll drive past the spot where Josh Hancock died. If you have a little time to kill, you’ll go past Forest Park, the Zoo and the Science Center are free (although there are pay parking lots, but if you walk far enough you can find free spaces). If you have a question, feel free to text or call.
Childcare has finally been confirmed and we’ll be downtown between 11:30 and 12. Exact location of tailgate still unsure, but I suspect it will be the MAC parking lot at Washington and Broadway. I’ll post it here and text VG when I know for sure.
The weather will be perfect. Everything’s coming up 9/1/07!