Monday, April 18, 2011

Weekend Vaca!

Warning: this post might end up rather long… we went to St. Louis for a great weekend getaway to celebrate the end of tax season 2011!



Friday, I got off work a couple of hours early and got a pedicure. I LOVE getting my nails done – even more than getting a massage.  See my pretty toes…





Friday evening was my work tax season party at Destihl. Love their food and I’m still eating the giant piece of carrot cake I got for dessert! Kevin decided to go ahead and devour his entire pound of chocolate cake right then and there.

Saturday morning we headed to St. Louis with our good friends Pete & Annie K. First stop on the trip was D’Arcy’s Pint in Springfield for lunch. Gotta love a horseshoe! 

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We made our first St. Louis stop the Anheuser-Busch brewery tour. The make such a massive quantity of beer it's so amazing to see the process.



Next was the City Museum. Where we climbed our butts knees off and had lots of fun being kids again.

Annie is thankful she made it out of that tunnel alive!


Climbing around in the outdoor jungle gym


Pete in the skate park


Here is a video of Kevin going down a slide (note my warning about not breaking the camera at the beginning J)
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Watch for a future post about the awesome tower we built!


Sunday we spent the morning enjoying the Shaw Botanical Gardens – My favorite St. Louis activity. Even though there were lots of people there, due to the gorgeous spring weather, it still seemed so peaceful and calming. A very nice way to enjoy spring before heading back to Normal for the work week.








We took a bazillion pictures so I tried to edit the number of pics I put in this post. Sorry if I still went a little overboard. Special thanks to Kevin for driving back while the rest of us took naps!

3 comments:

  1. Oh, wow! It's so pretty at the botanical gardens there! The blooming dogwood is a favorite of mine. Spring is just teasing us up here now. Yesterday it got up to 50F and about half the backyard has melted down to the ground. Glad you had a great vacation!

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  2. Did you go to the City Museum? We just sent a group there and it looks so cool. Fun weekend, congrats on making it through tax season!

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  3. I don't know how you condensed all those pics - nice job!! I love the waterfall one!!!

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