The Old Tattered Flag

Sunday, October 7, 2012

A day in St. Louis.....

Beautiful Coxcomb....

Awesome booth....

Pretty!

1 of four vendor tents..

Gringos....

Dogs at Gringos...

Gringos wagon...

Funny..........and true!

Levee high apple pie from The Blue Owl Restaurant...

What's wrong with this picture?

Since we got to Missouri I've been wanting to explore St. Louis, so we took advantage of a Saturday and headed off to the "Best Of Missouri" festival at the Missouri Botanical Gardens.  What fun we had.  It was a nice pleasant, yet cold, day with lots of samples of wines, dips, sausage, chocolate and more.  There were potters, jewelers, dried and fresh flowers, it was just a really nice event.  Down the road there was an....interesting store called "Gringos" and "The Bug Store".  They were both every eclectic, had a lot of everything and they were very laid back as their four dogs ran around the shop full of glass items.  Out in front of Gringos they had a bunch of statues and guess who had to have her picture with the lady statues..........Mom..........she cracks me up!
One of the vendors at the show was The Blue Owl Restaurant, you have to visit their website.  The desserts were just amazing.  A few years ago my son, who loves apple pie, had told me about this beehive looking pie.  Well, lo' and behold, there it was.  The restaurants claim to fame is that their levee high pie is on Oprah's list of favorites. They ship it anywhere in the US, great for Christmas!  Another good place was the St. Genevieve Winery.  They had a Christmas Plum Wine that was SOOOOO good.  Not too sweet, the spices held off the sweetness.  I plan to buy a few bottles for the holidays.  

I haven't written in awhile because last weekend we went to Boston to visit our boys and we had the trip from hell.   I'm not sure what happened with air travel, but it is just awful and there isn't anything we as consumers can do.  We left on Friday planned to spend Saturday with them and fly home Sunday.  Well, we never arrived until Saturday and a trip that was suppose to involve 4 flights turned into 7 flights with 5 of them being delayed or cancelled because of mechanical failure.  I went through every emotion because first of all I am dealing a bit with "empty nest", so as our Friday flight was being diverted back to Philly, I sobbed, next I was pissed, at times I was speechless and now I'm just bewildered.  There is really nothing you can do about it.  One fellow told me I should write to the airline, that maybe I'd get a free ticket, but honestly, I don't want to fly that airline again and will do my best to avoid them.  I've seen the news this week and no, it was not American. So, if the airline we took has all these mechanical problems and American is having all their issues, I'd like to know what is going on with the airlines!!!

Anyway, this weekend brought my spirits up and we found the most amazing primitive antique shop which I'll tell you more about this week as we have rented a booth in it.  Check back Wednesday to see photos as we are heading up there to set up the booth.  

I'm off to cook dinner for my husband's cousin and his wife who are attending school here at Ft. LW, nothing like a pork roast and apple pie on a cool Sunday.

Until next time.....

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh... the best of Missouri sure does look good! Love all the mums and pumpkins and that apple pie! I wonder how they pack that to ship it? So sorry your trip to see your sons went all haywire... I've given up on air travel because of the hassle. We might try a train ride one day though... Your Mom looks so cute in the flowers and statues! :-)

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Thank you very much for taking the time to read my blog. I am married and just entering the second phase of my life as a Army retiree's wife. My husband and I did 25+ years in the Army. He is now officially a retired Colonel and has just entered the civilian workforce and I am happily settled in our 1830 Stone house. I (along with my Mom) operate www.theoldtatteredflag and currently we are building a small shop in the back part of the house. We live in Northern NY, right near the Canadian border. I have two handsome sons and 2 puggles. Life is busy for us, but I wouldn't have it any other way.