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

St. Louis City Museum

Pay no attention to the name, this is not your typical museum or about the city.  They couldn’t name it, “Concrete Jungle Gym/Aquarium/Pedestrian Skate Park/Art Creativity Center,” so I guess City Museum just had to do.  This is my children’s all time favorite St. Louis destination and one that can’t help but make me smile! So what is it? Well it used to be a … Continue reading St. Louis City Museum

Still 630 Whiskey Distillery

Most people would consider me behind the curve when it comes to alcohol consumption and that is particularly true when it comes to whiskey.  Until I was 35 I had only had whiskey once in a terrible Irish Coffee at an undisclosed bowling location. At 35, my family got the opportunity to visit Ireland.  I know where your mind just went: the Jameson Distillery or … Continue reading Still 630 Whiskey Distillery

A Day Out in Historic St. Charles

Few places in the St. Louis area transport you back in time like St. Charles’s Historic Main Street.  Right off the Missouri river, Main Street was an important trading stop that helped St. Charles become the Missouri state capital from 1821-1826.  Most of the houses on Main Street date from the German influx in the early 1900s and, through preservation efforts, many have been converted … Continue reading A Day Out in Historic St. Charles