Hi! I’m back from St. Louis! Josh and I had a great time this weekend. We did a bunch of exciting things and a few less exciting things too.
First of all, the drive really sucks! It is 6.5-7 hours long and after about 4 hours I’m tired and ready to stop. This could have something to do with the fact that I don’t have cruise control or I could just be a wimp. I definitely needed at least one night’s sleep to recuperate from the drive and as a result most of our plans for Saturday were a wash. We ended up sleeping later than planned, so we decided to see a movie. While we were waiting for our movie time, we spent a few hours window shopping at a fancy mall where we couldn’t afford anything.
On Saturday we ate lunch at a restaurant that looked like a Biergarten but ended up more like a Denny’s. The food was pretty good and I think it might even be better at night when the menu has more German fare. Unfortunately the service we received was not great. Our meal took about 1.5 hours and all we had was biscuits and gravy (Josh) and fish and chips (me). We waited like 30 minutes for our check by which time I actually needed my drink to be refilled. I’m sorry I don’t have pictures of the building (which was pretty cool) but before the meal Josh thought it was weird to take pictures of everything and after lunch he was too annoyed with the poor service. But I do have pics of us looking at the menu.
On Sunday we decided to go to Grant’s Farm. I’m going to do a full post on Grant’s Farm (part 1 and part 2) in a couple of days. For now, all you really need to know is that it is owned by the Busch family (as in Anheuser-Busch) and is home to about 25 of their Clydesdales.
There were about 8 horses in this Barn. You could get your photo taken with one of these horses but we decided against it.
We took some of our own photos though! The Clydesdales were huge! There was a neat display comparing the size of the horseshoes for several different kinds of horses. The display really drove home just how much bigger the Clydesdales’ hooves are compared to other horses like race horses.
The stable was really neat and very popular. The horses would let you pat their noses and seemed friendly though there were signs everywhere warning us that they might bite. Josh was in heaven. He loves animals and had a great time watching the horses.
In addition to the stables, there were several pastures for the horses to get some exercise.
Here is one of the wagons used to transport the beer.
This was just the beginning of our day at Grant’s farm. We got to see a bunch of other animals as the day progressed and sampled some delicious Budweiser products (which we have totally decided we need to drink more of because Budweiser has been very good to the city of St. Louis…) We also visited the house General Grant lived in with his wife. The rest of Saturday was spent playing Angry Birds, napping and getting dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory.
On Monday we ate breakfast at Josh’s favorite breakfast place, First Watch, and went for a short walk at the Laumeier Sculpture Park (another post for a different day!) Then I drove home and found a really hungry kitty waiting for me.