This weekend I’ve been tracking winter storm Titan. I left San Francisco while it was pouring last Friday morning and flew to Tennessee.
On Saturday I was part of a great event that raised funds for the children of Hamblin County through an organization called HC Excell. The local newspaper covered my visit here. It was great to be a part of this event and introduce the Robert Mondavi Winery wines to family and friends. My Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle, and my cousin Laura (who had invited me to be the special guest of the evening) were all in attendance. I was supposed to fly to St. Louis yesterday but Titan was coming east and had settled over St. Louis. I ended up driving over the Appalachian Mountains to Charlotte to fly to St. Louis on Monday morning instead of following my itinerary to Philadelphia and avoided certain entrapment due to the storm.
When I arrived in St Louis it was not as bad as was advertised on the news but winter is holding stubbornly on to the city. Our visits to retailers were walking over a crust of ice and a dusting of snow.
Tonight I attended the kick off party for another great cause called Restaurants for Restoration. It is a program in St Louis that benefits the Forest Park, a larger city park than NYC’s Central Park and the site of the 1904 World’s Fair as well as a Summer Olympics in its past. One of the pictures from the event was on Twitter here.
Tomorrow, I finish my trip in St Louis and head back to California. I have been so excited to be a part of these great events that are doing so much to give back to the community. Hopefully Titan will let me travel with out detour.