Cross Country Road Trip Pt 10: St Louis

Of course you can’t go to St. Louis without seeing the Arch. I didn’t get any of those super amazing photos of the whole thing, but I did like this photo from underneath it. It just made me happy to watch it glisten in the sun. The park surrounding the Arch is absolutely wonderful. It’s very open and a great place to have a picnic on a Sunday afternoon. The entire time we were there I could imagine taking a kite out for flight after said picnic so it was definitely a hit to me.

I’ll be honest here and let you all know that we did take a pic of me. I didn’t like the way I looked in it. It happens to all of us, right? The truth is that I was swollen everywhere so I looked a lot bigger than I do now that we’re home. It’s just something that comes with travel I think.

I took this photo from our hotel as we checked out. It just looked like a lovely view straight down a street that I wanted to capture.

As we were leaving, we noticed Fredbird was standing outside so of course we had to check it out. There was an older hotel next door that was being rededicated. We didn’t stay for very long, but I wanted to be sure to get a good picture of the bird for my friends. We know a lot of people from St. Louis who I knew would appreciate it.

Now the morning we were set to leave left me craving a cheese danish from the St. Louis Bread Company aka Panera. We went to get one of these, and it was delicious. The nice lady behind the counter heard that the baby was craving it so she gave me 2. I couldn’t have been happier. Of course that isn’t what’s pictured, because I devoured them long before I could get a photo. Let me just tell you that there is nothing more frustrating than stopping at 3 Panera’s to find out that they are all sold out of the cheese danish you want more than anything in the world. Thank goodness the hubs was willing to stop so many times. Thank goodness for the lady who gave me 2. She was a little angel that morning.

After that of course, we had to have a St. Louis original with the ooey gooey butter cake. We had the original and a white chocolate raspberry. It was crunchy yet ooey and gooey. It was like the perfect little sweet bite with a texture that just added a little something extra. The shop we stopped at had a ridiculous number of flavors so we had to ask what was the best otherwise we would’ve been standing there all day. If you’re ever in St. Louis I recommend that you get a piece.

— Yvonne

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