Friday, August 13, 2010

Random Stuff I Miss from St Louis

Of course, the first thing I miss about St. Louis is our friends, but this post is more about the tangible things you could experience if you went to St. Louis for yourself.

Some things I miss about St. Louis:

Missouri Botanical Garden
Seeing the Gateway Arch every time I left the house
Tower Grove
The St. Louis Mills (all Nick's dress clothes came from the Hagar outlet)
The Magic House.  Henry's just getting to the age that can really enjoy it.

Pho Grand
Ted Drewe's
Sweetie Pie's at the Mangrove (for their awesome mac & cheese)
Quik Trip- the greatest place on earth for fountain drinks

Things and Services:
The wall of windows in our apartment
Built-in dishwasher
Easy freeway access (it was literally in the front yard)
Awesome eyebrow threading at the Galleria  (the Chicago version was TERRIBLE)
St. Louis Camera Club  A huge regret is I didn't find out about this until our last year there.
Emily Southerland Photography  Beautiful Portrait work
A sales tax rate that's less than tithing (not so in Chicagoland)
Five o'clock traffic is really that- traffic at 5:00, not all day and night.

This is an Orchid from Mobot's 2010 Orchid show.  The orchid show is definitely on the list.

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