Nostalgic Southern Illinois Eats

In this post we’re going to take a little detour about 40 minutes from downtown, to Southern Illinois!  I now live close to St. Louis proper, but I grew up on the Southern Illinois side with the wonders of Sacred Grounds, Lotawata Creek, and King Louie’s.  All of these establishments are worth a jaunt across the river. SACRED GROUNDS Sacred Grounds, true to it’s name, … Continue reading Nostalgic Southern Illinois Eats

Ice Carnival in the Loop

St. Louis winters usually have me huddling inside on days when the temperature drops below zero, but in January the Delmar Loop draws me out into the cold for the annual Ice Carnival. As a kid, the cold never bothered me if there was fun to be had (very Elsa like I know) and every year the eccentric Loop embraces the freezing temperatures to bring … Continue reading Ice Carnival in the Loop

Eckert’s

Every year around mid-September my family starts thinking about Eckert’s.  If you’re not from St. Louis, the name Eckert’s might not mean much, but for my family it means fall, apple crisp, and hayrides!  Eckert’s is a family owned orchard with several locations.  My family most often visits the Belleville, Illinois location, about 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, but there  also locations in Grafton, … Continue reading Eckert’s

St. Louis Science Center Pompeii Exhibit

Pompeii Until November the St. Louis Science Center gives you the opportunity to travel to ancient Pompeii, Italy.  Italy is the top of my bucket list, so I take any chance to get closer to the country, plus who doesn’t have a fascination with this city that was wiped out in a day!  While my grandfather was in town we took the whole family to … Continue reading St. Louis Science Center Pompeii Exhibit

St. Louis Scavenger Hunt, 3 Quest

This summer going away for vacation wasn’t really an option, but the girls and I had a weekend while dad was on a business trip that I wanted to make special.  We do the usual children’s spots like the zoo and magic house over the summer, so I decided to really make it feel like we were out-of-towners getting to know St. Louis.  We would … Continue reading St. Louis Scavenger Hunt, 3 Quest