St. Louis Love (Pt. 1)

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Photo Credit: Nicole Jackson of Posh Photography

Last week I went to St.  Louis for a convention with my mother and some of my family. While my mother and I went to classes and lectures, there was still plenty of time to explore and enjoy some of the things St. Louis had to offer like Sweetie Pies aka The Crust! The day we went Oprah Winfrey’s camera crew was there filming for the show Sweetie Pies that comes on OWN. We had to sign waivers and take pictures. The line was down the block, but it was well worth all of that standing when I got my fried chicken and sweet tea to perfection! LOL!!! I made sure I wore comfortable shoes because I knew it would be a line. We also went shopping at one of the outlets that day. I was beyond tired each day so I never got to unpack my swimsuit and get in the hot tub. My family was really supportive, understanding on this trip and did everything on this trip to make sure I was comfortable (I have Rheumatoid Dis-ease). I also did not overextend myself much. I slept like a log each nite and was refreshed each morning. Oh and I was cute each day in class! I also met some wonderful people I hope to see next year in Oklahoma.

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My twist out turned out perfect this day in St. Louis! 😀 It was photo worthy!
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Found these at the Nine West Outlet for $30

I’ve been to St. Louis many times as a child and a few times as an adult. It was always a rush as an adult. Six flags, zoo, eat, relax at the hotel, go home. But, this conference allowed me to see St. Louis in a different light. There was much more to see and do for a week and I did not feel stressed or rushed. However, I must return for a week without a conference and do much more! I’m an advocate for visiting a place a few times and doing something different each time.

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Martin Luther King Bridge

 

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Magnificent Sunset on my first night in St. Louis. Photo Credit Nicole Jackson of Posh Photography

I took a photo of the sunset each nite from my hotel room.

~Nikki

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A Walk in the Park

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This is one of my favorite trees. It looks as if it’s on fire in the fall. The glow is magnificent from the color of the leaves.

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~Nikki

Awake in Vegas

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People ask me all the time why do you like going to Las Vegas so much? Well, it’s not because I am a gambler (you know most people think that’s all there is to do in Vegas) but, it’s because I never get to do all that I want to do in Vegas! So, I have to go back.  It’s the shopping, the entertainment, and the food. It’s the exhibits, the touring in and around Vegas such as the Grand Canyon, Red Rock Canyon, the Hoover Damn, etc) the ride over to California and so on. While there is never a dull moment day or night, Vegas is very chill in the day time and comes alive at night. I go back to find my favorite bartender and meet new people. I love to dance and party all night long. It’s a good time that lasts until the wee hours of morning. It’s true, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

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~Nikki