The Show Me State

Day 20, June 16, 2016: Bonne Terre/St. Louis, MO

Gillian and I had a wonderful mother-daughter day and took a trip into St. Louis while David and Fred went to their family farm.

We had planned to explore more of St. Louis, but as with almost every place we have been on this trip, it was incredibly hot! We went to the Gateway Arch, however, the Arch and the park area were under construction, so we did not get to see the museum or walk around the park. We rode the tram to the top and took in the great views of the city and river below!

After visiting the Arch, Gillian and I went to the Broadway Oyster Bar, an edgy local establishment, for lunch.  David and I ate dinner there two years ago when I was in St. Louis for work. It was just as tasty as I remembered it being!

Our last adventure in the city was to Park Avenue Coffee.  No visit to St. Louis is complete without this stop! The coffee is delicious and the Gooey Butter Cake is absolutely delectable!


After our trip to St. Louis we returned to Fred’s house.  Katie and Easton, as well as some family most of us had not met before – Jodi, Tony, and Mason all came over for dinner.  It was wonderful getting aquatinted with new family members!


Katie, Easton, Tony, Mason, Jodi, David, Melisa, Fred, and Gillian

(Sorry for the blurry picture – master of selfies, Gillian, did not do her best work here!)

Of course we needed a little baby snuggling to end the evening!

The Show Me State sure showed us some great food and great times with family!


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