Thursday, January 15, 2009

St. Louis bound

I'm leaving early tomorrow morning for a few days in St. Louis. I'm meeting my daughter and her husband and stepson for a belated Christmas visit. We're meeting roughly halfway between our homes. They live right on the lake in Chicago where the winds are fierce, so I'm sure they'll be happy to get out of that icebox for a while. I can use a little vacation, but mostly I'm just excited about seeing them. Their little boy is 8 years old, so we'll be doing kid-related stuff on Saturday, then have dinner on The Hill Saturday night. (If anyone from St. Louis reads this and can tell me the best Italian place on the Hill these days, please let me know!) A big disappointment is that Ted Drewes isn't open in January, so their son won't get to sample a Concrete for the first time.

I haven't been to St. Louis for quite a few years. I've actually been IN St. Louis a lot, but it's always just passing through on my way from Tulsa to somewhere else. I do look forward to tomorrow's drive there, since I'll be making some of it on Route 66 and hope to stop (time permitting) to see a few friends along the way.

Tonight, I have to do an evening dialysis session so that I can have the three-day dialysis-free weekend. That will be nice, too.

I'll be back on Monday. Have a good weekend!


Beth said...

If you happen to read this, have a safe and fun trip, Laurel! So soon as I saw you were going to St. Louis, I was going to tell you to have a Concrete at Ted Drewes for me! LOL

I hope you're taking some warm clothes, because I think we're all in the deep freeze right now. Sounds like it's supposed to moderate a bit for the weekend, so I hope you get some nice weather.

Happy traveling!

Love, Beth

Ken Riches said...

I am sure you had a great weekend by the time you read this :o)

Trevor Hilton said...

Be safe. I'll pray for you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurel,

Have a safe trip! I'm not from St. Louis, but have been to The Hill several times. I really enjoyed Favazza's and Mama Campisi's. Both were excellent. We also dined at Zia's, but it was very crowded and nothing exceptional. Mama Campisi and Favazza were both very good and I would definitely go again to either one. Also, the Missouri Baking Company and Vitale's Bakeries are both great bakeries with wonderful bread and pastries. And DiGregorio's is an Italian Market to die I wish Indianapolis had one...