This week, I made a quick trip to St. Louis for a family funeral.By quick, I mean that I drove down Tuesday and came back Wednesday! I drove the five hour drive by myself, and fortunately the weather was beautiful.
It had been many years since I’ve been to St. Louis. When I was little, my dad’s twin and his family lived there, so we visited them often. They moved away when I was in seventh grade, so the trips to St. Louis ended. Then in April, I flew down for the day to visit Monsanto. Now that was a quick trip! We went from the airport to the Monsanto facility and back to the airport. There was no time to see any sights.
After the funeral on Wednesday, I planned to stop by the Gateway Arch and wander around. The weather was beautiful and I was in no rush, so why not? As I was driving through downtown St. Louis, however, there was construction and a long line of traffic on the exit ramp to the Arch, so I just admired it from a distance and headed back to Illinois.
That is why I’m thinking about having a St. Louis rerun! Next summer, a relative of my husband’s is getting married in St. Louis. Instead of a quick trip, I’m hoping to spend a few days there with Ed and the girls. We can go see the Arch together, and maybe even fit in a trip to the zoo or go see the Budweiser Clydesdales!
As I drove back toward Chicago, I stopped in the small town of Lincoln for lunch. Not far from my lunch spot was another attraction; the world’s largest covered wagon. I decided to take a look!
This week on the Spin Cycle, share your reruns! Share a TV show you can’t get enough of, rerun a blog post, or DO BOTH?!?
Next week: Summer Reading During the summer months, I love to read! But I don’t have any books on my book list yet! Share your favorite books or the books that are on your reading list and help me out!