There is nothing I'd like to do more than curl up on the couch and not move for a few days, current events in my life have me completely worn out. This past weekend I had grand plans to celebrate my husband's birthday at the ballgame in St. Louis, but I ended up sending him home with our son while I addressed one of those homeowner crises that no one wants to deal with—a flooded basement. We didn't suffer any damage, but I spent a few sleepless nights hauling my books around to keep them safe. It wasn't until I had moved over 500 books upstairs and discovered I'd only cleared half of my giant bookshelf that I came to the conclusion that I may own too many books. To save myself the trouble of moving them a second time I bagged up anything I was unlikely to read again and off to goodwill they went.
Someone else can benefit from my addiction.
I did eventually make it home a few hours before the game started, only to greeted by triple digit temperatures. It was unbearably hot, so we headed over to Ballpark Village to cool off in the air conditioner for a few hours. We chowed down on ice cold beer, bacon three way burgers (covered in bacon aioli, red eye bacon jam, and peppered bacon) as well as nachos drenched in fake orange cheese, before making a quick pass through the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum. On the way out the door I stumbled across a St. Louis water sprinkler and couldn't resist taking a quick dip before heading into the game. It cooled me off and brought back some great childhood memories. I can barely remember a summer where someone didn't crank open a fire hydrant for the kids to play in and I think the big kids (aka the adults) enjoyed the brief respite from the heat just as much as the children.
Talk about good times!
We may have lost the game that night, but I had a great time. I just wish I could have found some iced tea somewhere near our section to help me cool off. I probably could have consumed a gallon of it after sitting outside in the heat all day.
Speaking of tea, before I left town I made a quick stop by Whole Foods for some healthier junk food and picked up another bottle of Third Street bottled tea. I shared the slightly sweet version with you last month and I couldn't resist picking up a bottle of peach tea for this trip. Peach tea has always been one of my favorite summertime staples and the bottle from Third Street is top notch. If you aren't accustomed to drinking sweetened tea you may find the added sugar to be a little much, but as far as the peach flavor goes it's spot on. It's almost as if you were biting in to a fresh, juicy peach. I'm a huge fan of this one, it's just a shame that I have to drive so far out of my way to track it down.
Would I order this again? Absolutely! This may be a little sweet for my tastes, but I've been really impressed with this brand so far. Next time I'll have to try the Mint and Honey.
Where to Purchase
I found these at Whole Foods but you may be able to find them at other major retailers.