Friday, January 29, 2010


We Nortons are enjoying a little R&R, well the girls are anyway. I'm 'working' here in St. Louis. Yesterday we took some free time to see some of the sights.

After a quick trip to the AB Brewery (for a history lesson and nothing else of course) we decided to repent by touring the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. It was very interesting and most beautiful. We took some great pictures that we will share later.

But for now some GREAT quotes from our tour guide:

"Nothing like a holy hand shake to tune of $4 million to show you Christian love and get your way"

"Who the H*** knows"

"They tune the pipe organs every six weeks. After a day of that we all go to the pub; even Sister comes along for several cocktails."

"Every real Catholic home in the area has a pub in the basement."

"We Catholics are very vain. Look here it's just a marble vernier." (This after explaining that just one of the main domes cost $28 million to decorate with glass tile mosaics.)

We really had a great time. Claire learned where hops come from and about vantage point architecture all in one day!

1 comment:

Valerie said...

hahahaha, nothing like a real comedy act thrown in for free with your tour! kinda like when my brother and i were in college and toured the hoover dam. you can only imagine the fun us nerdy non-cussing do-gooder kids were having with all of the "dam" jokes...