Rolla and some fun in St. Louis
30.08.2014 - 02.09.2014
I have some flexibility in where I go and because a) my son attends graduate School at MST and b) my good friend Prof. Shari Dunn-Norman has long told me I should come to see the school my wife and I headed to Rolla over Labor Day. We went to a wonderful barbecue restaurant in St. Louis --Bogart's Smokehouse. That is described at My Barbecue Blog
We also caught the Cardinals for a game on Labor Day. I love baseball and especially in St. Louis. As a Houston fan I have some conflicting memories but as an 8-year old I saw my first MLB game in St. Louis with my Dad. When my son got married I had a wedding party in a skybox there. My brothers from England and Illinois joined me at an All-Star game there. This game was great as the Cardinals battled back from a 4-2 deficit to win 5-4.
I had the opportunity to tour the school which I remember as the Missouri School of Mines and then the University of Missouri-Rolla. I remember corresponding with Prof Leonard F Koederitz early in my career. A brilliant man, he was always helpful and I understand that although retired he stills helps out occasionally.
I bought some pizza and gave a lecture in a room with 100 chairs. Since 150 students showed up we were a touch crowded. I was very impressed with the integration of the earth sciences with petroleum engineering and their emphasis on mechanical earth modeling.
6,615 miles to date