Friday, July 1, 2011

Vacation Continued

Checked out the winners of Food Networks Food Feuds St Louis. They were 17th Street BBQ for ribs and Park Avenue Coffee for Gooey Butter Cake. We think Michael Simon was correct on Park Avenue Coffee but wrong on 17th Street. Pappy's Smokehouse Ribs that we tried earlier in the week were just a tad better.  Park Avenue Coffee did deliver a superior Gooey Butter Cake though.

Then off to Alton IL to see the statue of Robert Wadlow, their Gentleman Giant. He held the record of the World's Tallest Man...8'11"
tall and weighing in at 490 pounds. After taking that pic, it was travel up the Great River Road to Grafton IL stopping to view the legendary Piasa Bird along the way.

On the way home, we stopped at St Louis landmark and award winning Crown Candy Kitchen for supper.  Their ice cream is out of this world good.  Taking Friday off to see a movie...then on the road again Saturday.


Bella said...

its nice to see both of you! Chris looks so thin and have you lost weight too? If I come to St. Louis can I look you guys up?!

Anonymous said...

Lighthouse in the water and the big mural in Alton were great. Thanks for posting all the pics.

Bookworm said...

Most certainly you can look us up. I put on weight...and am slowly working at trying to get it off. This week hasn't helped. LOL

Bookworm said...

The lighthouse doesn't usually stand in that much water...Very wet spring north of us has the Mississippi above flood stage. The mural was an unexpected find in Alton. Glad you liked them. Tomorrow will be the last road trip for a while...More pics will be posted. Glad you like them.