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North America » United States » Missouri » St Louis July 18th 2008

Greetings from STL. We decided it would be pretty neat to see some fireworks over the Gateway Arch in St. Louis (just once). Hey when in Rome..... We never managed to make it down to the fireworks over the DC Mall (over the WA monument, something I miss, but always too crowded, HOT and stormy). So no regrets in St. Louis. The night was very pleasant, low 80s to high 70s and a nice breeze. I guess this is not the typical heat wave that normally has descended on the St. Louis area this time of year, so we feel like we lucked out in a big way. No rain (or thunder), so we head downtown. First stop, Pappy’s BBQ. This isn’t K.C., but it’s the BEST we have had in STL.... yummy and they have ... read more
Live off the Levy2
City Hall
STL City Hall

North America » United States » Missouri » St Louis July 3rd 2008

WEIS 6:59 June 28th Ross has been Mario-ing forever. He seems very into it. He keeps signing and talking about coins Missouri’s only city is St Louis, based on the pathetic excuses for exits we’ve passed. Tulsa is “Green Country” supposedly. On AAA’s preview page, Native American pow-wows and a 72 foot tall oiler statue are pictured. They say nothing of what to do if you arrive at 10pm. All of their restaurants will be closed!! Where will I dine? I can only eat nacho chips and Handi-Snacks for so long. ... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » St Louis July 3rd 2008

KELLEY AND DAVE’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE The Big Trip West…Notes From the road: WEEK SEVEN. Thursday, July 3. Pam took us for an early morning walk touring her lovely neighborhood with Jasper, Pam’s standard poodle before leaving for breakfast at the local IHop. Over coffee and pancakes Pam gave us good advice about the next leg of our trip. Having lived around St Louis, Pam had a wealth of information to share. She advised us to spend some time in St Charles on the Missouri Riverbefore entering St Louis. She also said I must see the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Thank you Pam! Armed with places to eat and sights to see we drove the three rainy hours to the Missouri border. We arrived in historic St Charles around 3pm and immediately parked the car then walked up ... read more
Covered wagon in St Charles
Niki sculpture at Missouri Botanical Gardens
Dale Chihuly at Missouri Botanical Garden

North America » United States » Missouri » St Louis July 3rd 2008

Abby 6:03 June 28th Weis is still driving. We almost went on the wrong road after getting gas from a pump that had ross stumped for a few good minutes. We passed Cuba about 5 minutes ago and now Weis is playing MMJ covering the Who from bonnaroo 2 years ago. Ross and Weis are scared of my Dad’s salsa because it’s been through rough times in the car, but I think it will be fine and I plan to prove them wrong shortly. (I don’t want to attempt it before I take the wheel though) *Noted: I’m the only one that can read or play video games in the car without getting sick or hot The St. Louis arch was really cool; we had great weather with a refreshing breeze, AND our car didn’t get ... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » St Louis July 1st 2008

mmmm....soo i'm a little late on starting this, but i'll update everything for everyone soon/ Today is hot. Not as Hot as Pheonix, but its hot. luckily we're next to our good friends at Katy Perry, Forever The Sickest Kids and across from Midnight To Twelve and The Maine. They help keep the heat off our minds. Yesturday was our day off, but it wasn't really much of a day off, we had to drive the Whole day. It was about a 15 hour drive from Denver to St. Louis, but we decided to stop to see the Oz Museum in some really cute old town. From what i've heard from the locals, that town (which i can't remember the name of right now) has been around since the early 1920's-30's. they have the nicest loca ... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » St Louis June 9th 2008

Let's just say that this morning didn't start off like I had planned. I decided to get up at 8:00 a.m., get my shower, get ready and cook breakfast for everyone. My famous bacon, egg and cheese McMuffins. The McMuffins never saw the light of day today but we did have some awesome tomato sandwiches for lunch! Between the two salesmen, one sales manager and my husband, no one thought it necessary to tell me that you have to cut on the hot water heater about 30 minutes prior to taking a shower. Yes, you guessed it, I took an ice cold shower this morning around 8:00 ! By the time I got out, my fingers and toes were purple, but I carried on like a trooper. I proceeded to get dressed, put on a little ... read more
The Tram
St. Louis
The Gateway Arch

North America » United States » Missouri » St Louis June 8th 2008

Louisville Kentucky to Graham Cave State Park west of St. Louis, Missouri And on to Lenexa, KS, (PRA), Santa Fe Trail, & Baldwin, City Kansas Mon June 2 to June 6 We keep on plugging west. The morning of packing out from Mammoth Cave I fell ill, kind of fainted, had to lie on a thermarest while Rollie and the boys packed up. Of course it rained while we were taking the tent down. I had begun a medication just before leaving, and got confirmation from our doc in Cville to stop that. Once all packed they headed off to ride a bike trail in the park while I slept. I felt a bit better in the car and got some work done on the interstate while we drove on to Louisville. There we hung out ... read more
Max and Miles
Wagon ruts!
Aeron, Jalon, Juda, Andy, Amelia, Miles and Max

North America » United States » Missouri » St Louis May 19th 2008

The reality is slowly setting in now. I leave for Cuernevaca, Mexico in 9 days. In 9 days my entire life is going to change. In 9 days nothing is going to be familiar anymore. It's coming at the perfect time though.I'm at a place in my life where reflection and time to think is crucial. Going to Mexico is the perfect chance for me to really think about my life and where I want to go with it. It's my first chance to really be independent, my first time really travelling alone. But with the departure date being so close, there's kind of a bittersweet feeling in my stomach. I'm excited, don't get me wrong. I've never worked so hard for something in my entire life, and the oppurtunity is one of those once in ... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » St Louis May 16th 2008

Notes from STL. Spring has taken its sweet time getting here. I have been told this has been a very unusually spring for the STL area. We have had a lot of rain, and up and down temps (30’s one day, 70’s the next). My neighbor had a family member visiting from Seattle, after a week here he said he couldn’t wait to get home to see some sun and warmer weather, that says it all! I think spring will arrived just in time for summer, which isn’t suppose to the most pleasant season in Missouri (HOT and Humid). The upside of a wet, gray spring is that our grass looks beautiful, and the flowers and trees are pretty darn happy. Spring just won’t be complete in STL without a day at the ballpark. Busch Field ... read more
Rosey
Riley & Pamela
Bella in the grass




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