St. Louis, Missouri
Too many journeys, trips, and vacations to limit this tale to
Many found me flying west to the land of fun and sun.
There was the time I left my laptop with the San Diego airport
Probably had something to do with me gathering my things while
putting on my shoe.
There was the time I flew from Paris with a Golden Retriever (not
mine) at my feet,
It seems that guide dogs fly business class too, although they
don't get a seat.
On a flight back from Miami with my family, we sat by a famous
My mom tried on his "bling" and he was cool, even when my baby spit
up on his sweater.
On my recent trip home from Dallas, the airport shut down due to
lightning and rain,
Somehow I missed the boarding announcement and nearly missed the
I ran to the counter and pleaded for help all the while holding my
Although the doors were closed, the plane had not yet left the
The friendly agent made a call to the plane and YES, I could still
I ran down the ramp, found my seat, and with that we were gone.
Grabbing a pillow and resting my head, I picked up American
I took a deep breath, gathered my thoughts
just another typical
Jeffrey chose his hometown of St. Louis to spotlight in a
American Way: You obviously travel a lot. What restaurant do
you pine for while on the road?
Giles: Definitely Paul Manno's Café. It's a fantastic
Italian restaurant that happens to be in a suburban strip mall.
Don't let that fool you though. It's upscale without being stuffy
and is very popular with the local professional athletes. They have
the best baby lamb chops I've ever tasted.
American Way: What about a spot that's popular with the
Giles: Got to be Sportsman's Park. It's a neighborhood bar
and grill that has been around for years. Great chicken wings and
toasted ravioli. (Toasted ravioli are unique to St. Louis and an