Next, I ventured down towards the river. Along the way, I had the opportunity to stop for a cup of coffee. Now, this was similar to any ordinary coffee shop in any city however the counter clerk could not do enough to make sure I was completely happy and satisfied. I was actually blown away by his full attention to sure that everything was just right.
I spent some time walking through the National Park along the river. Having not been to St. Louis in 17 years, I had forgotten what a nice place this is!
On the way back to the hotel, I stopped at a small city supermarket, and had a very similar counter experience. I’m beginning to think, is it just me? Am I more relaxed than usual, or is this place really special?
The next day, hotel restaurants were naturally jammed during the breaks so I ventured outside and down the street once again. I stumbled upon a local restaurant in the business district, with the line almost all way out the door. I decided this would be a great place for lunch. Not only was the lunch fabulous, but also the service was absolutely impeccable. Everybody from the front counter down to wait staff wanted to make sure everything was just right, and I was completely comfortable.
(to be continued)