If you go to St. Louis, Missouri, you have to go up into the arch. Here is our family picture at the top....and below, Ann-Marie below the arch. The kids actually went up into the arch twice, compliments of Grandpa and Amma.
We had two favorite eating experiences...the first was Crown Candy. If you're a fan of the TV show "Man vs. Food" then you might have heard of Crown Candy.....
Walking around St. Louis was fun....the city garden is a very interesting place to discover.
The St. Louis zoo was a short, but wonderful trip, compliments of New York Life. Highlights were the elephants, the penguins, and the big cats. We could have spent a day just in the insect building!
We enjoyed a morning at the Missouri Botanical Garden....the children's garden was amazing. What caught Ann-Marie and my eye was the Chihuly glass.
Another favorite eating experience was Pappy's BBQ....another feature on "Man Vs. Food." (I'm sensing a theme here.) We're not huge BBQ fans, but it was good. We loved all the silly sayings on the walls and shirts about BBQ....like the sign out front?
I found a motorcycle museum for Darrell....we all enjoyed seeing the foreign, vintage motorcycle collection.
The last night in St. Louis was the Beatlemania concert, hosted by New York Life. It was a lot of fun.....hundreds of balloons around for the kids to make silly hats, as you can see.
So this last picture proves a strong genetic link....Alec definitely has the Jerome sleeping gene....he can sleep anywhere....even in the middle of a loud concert in uncomfortable bleacher chairs.