Later…Avdi decided we needed to get out of the house, so we walked around Cherokee street in STL. What a fascinating, diverse ethnic neighborhood. One section is like a Little Mexico, with actual Mexican food being prepared outside under canopies. Little kids were selling their art out on the sidewalk. There were iconic bars, a craft beer and wine shop, many old-fashioned barber shops, bakeries (especially Mexican), art studios, a Black indie bookstore, dispensaries, the smell of weed wafting everywhere, paraphernalia shops, eateries, musicians playing outside, you name it. The highlight was The Fortune Teller Bar, a well-known destination in STL, where we had excellent crafted drinks in their unique space. It was a very pleasant and needed break.
Later, we drove both cars over to Jess’s, who’s getting back from Paris tonight and will need her car. (Earlier, Avdi let me try driving his car, in case I need to at some point. No life forms were harmed.) Then we drove back, and Avdi left to pick her up at the airport and go see friends. I’ll stay over (with K) another night. I actually feel too exhausted to work!