Saturday, September 16, 2006

We love St. Louis!!!!

Wow- We love it here! This is so much better than I thought it would be.
The traffic coming down here was terrible- it took us an extra hour but the kids did well considering they were traveling for about 8 hrs!
We saw the Arch on the way in and will go there tomorrow to see the sites there.
Mark is busy "WORKING" (golfing) right now so I thought I'd fill you in on our trip.
Mark had to represent his company at a golf outing so we all got to go along and it was paid for! How can you say no to that!
There is so much to do here we had to pick and choose.
This morning we started at the botanical gardens. We weren't going to go there but they opened up the earliest and we only had until noon when Mark had to leave for golf so we started there. I am so glad we went- we loved it! Mari- you have to come here sometime. We all kept saying "Mari and Bob would just love this place!"
It was beyond beautiful - Arianna kept saying "this place is so beautiful". Nick and Halle really enjoyed it too.
I don't know if the pictures will do it justice but I'll try with a few! Most of these are of the Japanese Garden section- that was my favorite. Click on the pictures to enlarge them- You'll get a better feel for the pictures when they're bigger

You'll never guess what we did next!! I can't even believe it!
We went to the Anheiser Busch Brewing Plant for a tour!
The man at the front desk really pushed us to go there because he said the kids just love it. We were trying to decide whether to go or not- I wasn't very convinced I wanted to bring my kids to a beer brewing facility and Nick says to us- but I thought you don't drink. We said we don't but the tour is free- so we went!
It was really cool! The kids got to see the Clydesdale Horses and it was really interesting to see the plant! We got to see the #8 car of Dale Earnhardt Jr- Mari I know you're jealous!!!( with your love of Jr and all!)
Here's a few pictures of that.

It's a warm 85 here but it's pretty comfortable. I wish we had more time we're thinking maybe for spring break to come back- what a neat city!


Anonymous said...

I am jealous! It sounds like fun, so I'm happy for you. As far as #8 - I can handle that. If it was Tony Stewart - then I'd be upset. Have fun - Mari

Terri said...

Glad you're having fun. Can't wait to hear about it when you get back.

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