January 2013

Laclede's Landing, French History in the Making

With my French heritage is interesting to me to note that St. Louis was once under French rule. The history is fascinating and goes for us in the USA, way back! It was 250 years ago in 1763 that French merchant named Pierre Laclede Liguest landed on French soil. Laclede had a monopoly to all […]

The St. Louis Arch, way up high!

Gateway to the West is what they say the arch represents. Soaring 630 feet high, my daughter Allie and I took a day and rode all the way up to the top with the city of St. Louis spread out at our feet. Busch stadium looked like a child’s baseball set from the lofty heights. […]

Dessert at the Old Spaghetti Factory

While this restaurant isn’t the only one around, the Old Spaghetti Factory in St. Louis Laclede Landing offers a cool historic ambience that is hard to find. Celebrating a family birthday we set out to see the Arch and eat a little lunch. After consuming way more calories than the law and My Fitness Pal […]

On top of Look Out Mountain is a portion of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, that commemorate the “Battle Above the Clouds” . Fought in 1863 this historic stop was especially haunting on the rain soaked day we stopped. History shares that the fight was over control of Chattanooga, known as the “Gateway to the […]

Rev up for the Gateway Farm Toy Show coming to St. Louis the 1st weekend of February

Last year this cool scratch built toy was just one of the ones on view at the Gateway Farm Toy Show! This year’s 32nd annual event will be heldFebruary 1-3, 2013 at the Sheraton Lakeside Chalet in St. Louis’s West Port Plaza. The Gateway Farm Toy Show is known worldwide for its farm toy auction, […]