Saint Louis March 2014

St. Louis March 2014

This trip took us to several places we had not visited before. By the grace of God we arrived safely on Friday March 14th at our beloved Drury Inn. We picked up my son from his workplace at CTRAIN and headed over to the Saint Louis Art Museum.

I had always wanted to visit the museum and I was so graetful for the opportunity. It is huge. To see the entire museum and thoroughly all the displays and exhibits would take multiple days. We traversed only about 25% of one floor. There is so much to see!

Later, my son recommended a downtown eatery, Culpepper’s Bar & Grill. Roderick ordered a fish sandwich, Corban ordered sliders and I order Catfish Dinner with green beans and cole slaw.

Saturday morning, we went to campus to explore the area surrounding my son’s dorm for the 2014-2015 school year. As an upperclassman, he will migrate to another side of campus. We spent some time at the library, walked around campus and headed out.

We breezed through the Ulysses S. Grant Historic site

Roderick had always wanted to see the Clydesdale horses at Grant’s Farm. On other ocassions in the month of march, Grant’s Farm was closed. They are open April to November. We did drive around the property and in the distance we did see some of the horses. They have a large field to navigate.

Leaving Grant’s Farm we drove into the National Park Service rendering of Ulyssess S. Grant’s home, White Haven. For the limited time we had, we combed the grounds, encircled the home, walked through the outbuildings and sped through the museum. I learned that Ulysses S. Grant married Julia Dent and areas of St. Louis are named after her.

Outside of Grantwood, Ulysses S. Grant’s St. Louis home

After leaving the Grantwood side of town, we stopped at Dairy Queen for lunch before returning to campus.

White Haven
Grant Farm — home of the Clydesdales
One of several hundred birthday cakes commemorating
St. Louis’ 250th birthday;
this one is on the campus of Washington University
I never tire of basking in the architectural
beauty of the St. Louis Arch
It is always a delight to pass by Busch Stadium —
home of the St. Louis Cardinals — on our way into St. Louis
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