6.27.2012

St Louie Whirlwind

I have been missing here for a few days. A week actually. Things have just been crazy busy this summer (why why why?) and although, I love it, I feel like with having all my girls home I can barely breathe some days. I have decided to spend less time on the computer and more time with them.

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We are back after a quick little trip to St Louis this last weekend. We hit the road last Friday around 10 am, but didn't make it too far before car trouble hit pretty hard. Sweet Meg and a tow truck saved us and well, we were all packed, had a hotel reserved, and still really wanted to go... so we rented a car and tried again.

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We headed straight to dinner at Pappy's BBQ (super good - they ran out of food at 7:30pm) then to the iconic Gateway Arch.

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Crazy thing is that to go to the top you have to squeeze in this little capsule and it transports you up. Good thing our littles are little.

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The 630' up didn't even phase a few of us.

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We have had too many bad nights in hotel with the girls in the past, luckily this trip they all were champs about going to bed. Even the littlest miss.

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Saturday was spent at The Magic House exploring, pretending, giggling, and wearing Easy and I out. The girls could have gone on and on there. They were having so much fun we skipped lunch.

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We had an early dinner at Pi Squared and enjoyed some pretty delicious deep dish pizza. Hitting a restaurant with 4 kids is always a little tricky. I was so grateful we were there for dinner at 4pm avoiding the crowd and the wait.


Word came around quickly that Ted Drewes was a must for frozen custard. We bribed the girls into eating all their dinner and busted over there as quick as we could. The place was crazy! There were lines everywhere, a wedding party getting custard all dressed up, and oddly enough no seating so everyone just stands around eating on the sidewalk or chills in the back of their trucks/cars.

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We got to the hotel just in time to take a quick dip in the pool before bed.

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Sunday morning we attended church then went to the zoo. The zoo was a real treat because it was free, but the heat of the day was pretty much unbearable so we just hit up a few favorites and called it good.

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Last, but not least we grabbed some grub at Fitz's and a case of soda made right there in the restaurant's bottling room. Miss Rosie sat in a highchair like a big girl and wanted to eat everything in sight. Meanwhile, all I wanted to do was eat her cute chubby yummy face.

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We got home at about midnight Sunday and I think we are just barely all rested up.

Too bad the weather here in Arkie has been killing us. 104 today plus humidity is so not cool. That and we have been dealing with the van being in the shop.

Ugh.

Car troubles are the worst.


7 comments:

Distrikt Collective said...
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Rachelle said...

haha. i don't know why i don't sign in to leave a comment. that comment up there was me signed in under husband. ha!

so, what i meant to say was that car troubles are the worst. and we have had our fare share in the past. looks like a super fun weekend!

Ashley K. said...

What a fun trip! We are about to hit the road and get out of hellacious AZ in July!

Meg said...

the heat + humidity is killing me! And it's only june! August will be death.
Love your pics, and love that you guys still went and had a good time. I think I got the better end of the deal of your car trouble---I got to hang out with you!

nicwoo said...

What a lovely trip all the same! Sorry about the car. Ug. (And are your girls in swimming classes etc. or did you teach them or take a class together? Just curious-it's on the brain.)

Jord said...

Oh, I love this trip! Great pictures, great food, and great report! Makes me want to visit St. Luie someday soon.

Hays said...

The two oldest did lessons together (semi-private). I'll have to post about it soon. Total miracle!

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