Hubby and I took a trip to St Louis a couple weekends ago to visit family. We had such a great time and even had time to squeeze in a Cardinals game!
Ryan, Lauren, Hubby and I enjoy the game.
Our handsome Ryan. He’s such a genuine young man with a great big heart.
Our Beautiful Lauren. She has grown up to be such a beautiful young lady inside out.
Root, root root for the home team. What a great game! Especially in the 9th inning when the Cardinals rally from their deficit to beat Dodgers, 5-4!
We polished off the weekend with family, then last Monday we hit the road for Indy for hubby’s business meetings.
I truly enjoyed staying in the heart of the city as I was able to scoot (walk) around town (while hubby worked) without having to deal with parking. As a matter of fact we walked to dinner every night and hubby was the only one in a car (to and from work) while we were there.
Just 2 blocks from our hotel was the Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument. It is a 284 ft 6 in structure with incredible statues surrounding all 4 sides.
Heard the beautiful top of the hour chime from this church across the street.
Amazing detail of the monument
From a distance
Another side of the monument – The people sitting help to give an idea of the size
The top of the monument from below
Fountain surrounding the lights around the monument
A view of the Capitol from the monument
Indianapolis Capitol Building from our hotel room
Just one block from the hotel was this interesting Artsgarden that stands 17′ over an intersection in Indy. Such an innovative use of space.
Quite creative use of “vinal 45 records” This piece had so much dimension and creative serendipity. I couldn’t seem to get enough of this piece of art.
I used the picture on the right to show the many layers. Still hard to grasp the real deal here.
Cool table tops
More art. I found the sculpture (top right) to be whimsical, the medium is metal.
My Cup Runneth Over, bottom right ~ had colorful jewels attached all over the background. Pretty neat. If you click on the pic to make it larger, you too can see if you look close.
And I just liked the colorful painting on the left.
This was my hubby one evening after dinner.
Weber Grill was amazing! I had no idea this restaurant existed, now I know how good it is.
We left Indy last Thursday evening and pointed our nose in the direction of Champagne, IL (aka hubby’s old stomping grounds from his college days). And his very favorite pizza joint to date! The Chicago stuffed pizza was so delicious! After our fill of pizza we made our way back to St Louis.
The sunset along the way
The Cross Foundation has completed a 198 foot Cross at the intersection of Interstates 57 & 70 in Effingham, Illinois. Each time we pass by we marvel at this cross and size.
I Had a very unique experience on our way back to the hotel one evening. I captured a pic of lightning in the background of the arch. We passed through St Louis during a storm and I didn’t realize I captured lightning ’til I downloaded the pics.
We had a great time with family last weekend but I got so lazy taking pics. I’ll just keep those wonderful memories and treasure those good times.
~ The grass is greener at home ~ It’s so good to be home in every way. Pics taken in the backyard the other day. There truly is no place quite like home.
Blessings ~ Debbie