Meet the BTA crew's husband, Ross. Long-time supporter, photographer, and financier to our cause. So to get out from behind the camera and deliver this performance, it's just plain noble. Well done JR!! 8/10 proves you get the concept and studied your muse. But you lost 2 points for not straightening those legs. However, for subbing in last minute, and putting your hands on muddy pavement, you've earned another half point. 8.5/10!!!
St. Louis!!! Home of famous stars Nelly & Akon! And 'famous' intellects Mark Twain & Maya Angelou. But really, you heard me say Nelly, right? (Oh why do I live this way? Hey! Must be the Money!!).
So in a 12 hour drive from TO to the STL, I (hi! it's Miragh here!) made it very clear that if there were any 'big' anythings, 'big nickle' 'big apple' 'big paul bunyon' what have you, that the car would be stopping. And stop it did!!!! Welcome to Licoln, Illinois. Where on Route 66, we for sure got our kicks. Because not only is Lincoln a good place to get a roadside bite, it is home to the world's biggest..... COVERED CHUCKWAGON!!!!
You can't make this stuff up. The wheels are 10' in diameter and the whole thing weighs 25 tonnes or something ridiculous, and a 12' Abe Lincoln is at the helm, reading a book, which only proves that he is a distracted driver. I don't need to point out that the covered chuckwagon is in fact uncovered, do I? I'd say that being on hour 9 of the drive motivated me to really give this one a solid effort, props and all. I congratulate myself a) for finding a world's biggest on the world's boringest drive and b) for absolutely nailing this one. 9.5/10. Less a half point for forgetting to bring my top hat.
Next up! We find Scott perusing the ladieswear in the mall. This mannequin is not art. I realize. But holy moly she is posing fabulously, way to show off that sassy outfit. Work is sista! And work it Scott! Did Tyra teach you that?? Something could have been done to spruce up his outfit, and he might have thought to take off his chapeau, but for a first timer with little guidance, this is an excellent start. 7/10 snaps for you!Okay and la piece de resistance from our little sojourn is none other than the infamous St. Louis Arch. I thought it'd be a lot smaller but dang! is it big! All weekend I'd been concocting a plan for a fancy back arch BTA. But, the day we went to see it was muddy and rainy and gross. So I recruited a man for the job. Ross is up!! Downward Dog is a pretty decent way to recreate this feat of modern architecture.