Saturday, July 07, 2007

Vacation #2

This is has been a wonderful summer so far... I've been really lucky to travel quite a bit -- and more travel coming! Which is good, because when I briefly considered "resolutions" back in January, I really thought to myself, "I should travel more."

Vacation #1 was my trip to Maine. And I probably have more pictures from that journey that I could post in the next few weeks. And then we all went to St. Louis and southern Illinois to visit Jeff's parents.

We always stop at Ted Drewes. And we always take a picture. I swear, I could fill a whole album with this pose from various times over the past nearly 20 years!

I see I'm not the only one who has a collection of Ted Drewes photos. There are 294 over on Flickr. They have amazing frozen custard. It's actually a historical landmark along Route 66. I always order the "all shook up," but make it chocolate, please. That's vanilla custard, chocolate sauce, peanut butter cups and a banana. Years ago it used to include peanut butter cookies in place of the peanut butter cups, which I preferred, but I still manage to suck it down.

We also visited the St. Louis zoo, which we think is one of the best zoos in the country!
With one of the most beautiful carousels I've ever seen, populated entirely by endangered species!
We also returned to our other favorite attraction: The City Museum.
And had big fun just being with the family!


Anonymous said...

I have that same picture in front of Ted Drewes too! I don't remember what I ordered, but it was the begining of my Route 66 trip to California. Fun!

Anonymous said...

I love a good merry-go-round. This one looks like a beauty. Nice to see the great summertime family fun.

Anonymous said...

When I saw the TEd Drewes picture I knew where you were without you tellling!
I have a picture too, but it's only in my head.
I had a peach concrete - to die/dye for!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you all had a great vacation! We used to live in St Louis, I've been to Ted Drewes. Love it. Miss it.
God bless :)