Sunday, February 24, 2013

St Louis day!

We had planned this day all around having Corbyn with us and it would have been perfect.....

We started this day with a breakfast at IHOP of course!  The last remaining cousins from AZ went with us and it was delicious as usual.  And it was nice not being the only one in the party who qualified for their Senior discount!  I did remind Alan that it is only a matter of months until he joins this exclusive club!

Next stop - the zoo!  I love St Louis Zoo and have gone there regularly all my life. And the winter months can be much more fun; fewer people and happier animals due to it not being so hot.  The highlight for everyone (I think) was the hippo pond.  They are magnificent creatures and look just like the Disney hippo ballet when they swim! 

A walk along the riverfront and a visit to the bottom of the arch was next.  No time to to go to the top, and we have all done that before.  At the base though, is a really interesting museum and gift shop so always worth a stop.

We had lunch at ShowMe's in Lacledes Landing.  It all looked so delicious.  I got toasted ravioli again just to compare this to,what we had at the Tavern on Main.   This was not cooked quite as crunchy, making it a tiny bit easier to eat, but other than that, tasted exactly the same.  This was shown as a starter, and would be a great starter, personally, I prefer my ravioli boiled not toasted, especially if this was the main course.
Toasted Ravioli

The rest of the day was spent packing and visiting with Mary. We were hoping to go out to dinner with Mary, John and Donna, but were too tired. Nice that Mary was able to come to us for awhile.

"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family.   Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one."   Jane Howard

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