Tuesday, July 24, 2012

St. Louis.....

Hi!  It's so good to finally get on my blog!  Here are just a few of the places that I have been to on this trip back to my hometown of St. Louis....

Great coffee and pancakes!

Been here several times...

Forgot to get the sign so I got the bag...

I don't have a pic of the Zoo but when in the Reptile House; I saw this simple, colorful and lovely quilt.

This did not do much for me this year.  I think the difference is that we ordered and took it home.  I don't like fat fries either!

This place is in The Hill and has the best Peach Pound Cake I have ever had in my whole life!

This place is a place I have not set food in for 17 years!  I got in and loved it!

Now we are more local.  Jackman's Fabrics is a great store for quilting fabrics and then some....Two years ago, when last here, I bought a Cupcake Oven Mit kit.  Several actually, and not the pattern.  When I walked in here, the first thing I saw was the pattern!  I'm kinda over cupcakes but I bought several more kits again!!!

Yes!  Need I say more???

Amal pointing to her name on the board.  We went to Mizzou.

This is actually in Mizzou on our campus tour.  I really liked this restaurant!

We made it to this restaurant and it was great!

Ahhh.....another local favorite!

We went to West County Mall and Ali found this doll.  So what you say?  This is a doll from one of my best friends in High School!  He is famous now and has his own doll!  How many of us can say that???

I went to this restaurant finally after 17 years or more!  I remembered a particular chicken sandwich and a salad that I loved!  It turned out it was the Chicken Parmesan sandwich but it is called the Becky Debbie sandwich and a salad!  L.o.v.e....

This turned out to be a gem on this trip.  Ali found this place he wanted to volunteer at.  Eden and Amal also wanted to but Eden was traveling and volunteering already and Amal had an allergic reaction to all those cats.  So, Ali did 16 hours on his own.  Today was his last day and he was really sad.  His iPhone has about 300 photos of his kitties!

We made it to Washing University in St. Louis too.  Love it.

This is Amal's passion these days.  Wolves.  I let and encourage my kids to google their butts off.  So, to reward them is wonderful!

We made it to Grant's Farm in St. Louis.  Wonderful.  My favorite part is seeing the Clydesdales!!

This is a little local place that has been in business at least 17 years!  They make the best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies; well, next to my own!  Liz (whom I am staying with) bought me a bundle to eat on the plane when I left America to follow my heart!

Yes, this was a 'drive by' shooting of Walgreens!  We don't have this over in Oman and I miss it!

Amal has taken a particular liking to this place.  I'm sick of it already!

Ali and I like to watch cooking shows on our down time in Oman.  We have been dreaming of going to visit 'Buddy' from Cake Boss but he is in Jersey and we are here is Middle America!  So, when we saw a show on Sweetie Pie's; and learned it was indeed here; well, you can imagine the rest!  We loved it!

Well, thanks for stopping by and seeing a few things we have done when I remember to take a picture! I have so many ideas and plans for when I get back home!  Missing my Gerry!  (My Bernina).


Jean(ie) said...

All those fun places in one visit! Wow! Talk about packing it all in!

You know the YoGabbaGabba dudLooks like you enjoyed your trip. That makes me smile.


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LynCC said...

Hello from Colorado. :) It was fun to read this post of your visit to St. Louis. My daughter goes to college there. I'll have to go visit her and check out Sweetie Pie's and the farm you showed!