It wouldn't quite be an English teachers' conference if I didn't buy some books. I was good - I waited until the last day, when the exhibitors were having clearance sales: I wound up buying two paperbooks for $3 each, and three books for a dollar apiece at a different table. In the end, I came away with Grammar Girl's 101 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know; Grammar Girl's 101 Words You'll Never Confuse Again; the Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Novel; Girl in Translation; and You Are Free.
I managed to have some non-English teacher fun in St. Louis, too. The weather cleared up and on Saturday I was able to take a tram to the top of the Gateway Arch, which was nifty (although it entailed a very long wait; I spent close to two hours waiting to get to the top, and spent perhaps 15 minutes at the top).
The Basilica St. Louis, the King was a stone's throw away from the Arch, so I took Mass there. It's a really beautiful old church - the oldest Catholic church west of the Mississippi River.