Sunday, October 23, 2011

October Missouri Trip....the places....

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 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.

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