The procedure was scheduled to take one hour. My plan was to drop Tony off, then get my steps. After a rainy morning my phone app said there was a break in the precipitation, but I brought my umbrella just in case. Before I left I Googled the office address to find out what there was to do around the immediate area. Other than a grocery store, a couple of chain stores, and a boatload of fast food places there wasn't much, but the area has a lot of interesting architecture which is always interesting to look at.
The surgeon's office was in a small shopping center at the intersection of two major streets in South St. Louis, about 20 minutes away from our place. I went up to the surgeon's office on the second floor of a professional building with Tony, wished him good luck, then spent some time browsing through the center's stores on my way out to the street.
I had a destination in mind for my walk, but I'm not extremely familiar with the area and turned left when I should have gone straight. When I realized my mistake I wasn't too upset, because I wasn't too far from the iconic Ted Drewes frozen custard. Of course I would have to stop!
On nights and weekends Ted Drewes is extremely busy. Today there were very short lines at each of the three open stations, and there were partitions between them to help with social distancing. I passed on a signature concrete, which is a serving of frozen
custard so thick that it doesn't fall out when the cup is turned
upside-down. Instead, I ordered a scoop in a cone, which would be easier to eat while I walked.
My trip was a little less than a mile each way, which hopefully used up quite a few of the calories I consumed.
|Not the greatest perspective...the cone was not as big as it looks!|
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