Usually our weekends are slow-paced and relaxing … this past weekend was anything but slow-paced and relaxing. And while it was a fun weekend and we had a good time, I have to confess that I’m glad to get back into our normal routine.
My sister and her S.O. came down to spend the weekend visiting my dad and us. She lives almost 4 hours away, so we don’t get together all too often, so we usually have a great time when we get together. They stopped here to pick us up to go with them to St. Louis to pick up some candles that my sister will be selling in her new little retail space. The shop where she picked up the candles had a retail space, so we spent a little time browsing. By the time we left the shop, we declared that it was time for lunch, so we headed to a cute little place … a general store with a deli in back where we had some of the best sandwiches we’ve ever had! I wish I had thought to take my camera with me so I could share some pictures of the fun we had. By the time we finished up with lunch, it was time to head out to our dad’s to watch the Cardinals game … which they won.
Saturday morning we headed out to my dad’s (a 45-minute drive). We visited the Historical Museum in the small town where I grew up and my dad still lives. The Museum is housed in the house where my maternal grandparents lived when I was a little bitty girl. We lived a block to the south, and I can remember my mom walking me about a third of the way and my grandma walking down a third of the way to get me. It was probably just a few steps without either one by my side, but I remember feeling like such a big girl getting to walk that little way all by myself (I was probably 4-5). Being in the museum didn’t bring back any memories of time in my grandparents’ house, but there were a lot of interesting artifacts and displays. We watched the Cardinals game that evening, switching to the Blues hockey game during the commercial breaks. While the Cardinals lost, the Blues were able to finish the Sharks and win the conference quarterfinal series … it had been 10 years since the they’d won a playoff series, so it’s an exciting time right now for a Blues fan.
Sunday morning we set out once again for my dad’s. We visited the site of a fort built in 1806, which was the site of an Indian ambush during the War of 1812. We watched the Cardinals game, which the Cardinals won. My sister and her S.O. headed home after the game, and we left not too long afterwards. I spent the evening quilting. It was a relaxing evening, which was a perfect ending to a good weekend.