Everybody up on the highway! (Dec. 6)

December 3, 2009

I was kvetching the other day about how I’m having trouble getting in the holiday spirit … but one thing I am REALLY excited about this month is the re-opening of Interstate 64. My heart does a little flutter each time I see one of those light-up billboards with the magic words “Dec. 7.”

The folks at the Pilates and Yoga Center of St. Louis share my joy, and they’re expressing it with four short, free yoga classes on the highway Sunday afternoon (Dec. 6). Participants can park in the lot near their studio (on McCausland) and walk up the ramp to join in at 2, 2:30, 3 or 3:30 p.m. (In case of truly inclement weather, the classes will be held indoors.) Even better, on Monday, the day the highway reopens, they’re offering a bunch of free classes. (Click here for a listing.)

The public reopening celebration sounds great too — my boys are already talking about walking on the highway!  Basically, all the exits and onramps onto the westbound side will be open to pedestrians, and all the eastbound lanes will be open to cyclists from noon to 4 p.m.  Be sure to bring along a nonperishable food item for the Operation Food Search collection points at all the interchanges.  If you happen to be in the Tamm/Hampton area around 3 p.m., you can catch the official ceremony, and there will be free shuttles from the St. Louis Community College at Forest Park parking lots (take Manchester to Macklind).

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