How appropriate for us to pass through St. Louis (known as The Gateway to the West) on our way out west! We so rarely get to be “appropriate,” so we thought we’d take this opportunity! Joe’s Uncle, Perry Simeroth and his family were the goal for visiting the fine city of St. Louis. It was a short visit, just 4 days, but it was a good one! This also marked the second week in a row that someone let me do my laundry at their house there by avoiding the usual $15 charge and semi-dry towels that usually plagues our RV tripin’. Happy me!
Then as a total surprise to me, during one of my regular conversations with my mom, (you talk to your mom more than anyone while road tripping across the US), she told me that my cousin, whom I hadn’t seen in over 20 years, lived in St Louis! It blew my mind, and I set to work getting ahold of him right away! He made room for us to hang out and meet his twin boys at Magic House! It was a fun time, but really just so special seeing him again, reminiscing about old times, like when we would steal grandma’s cigarettes, and drive the golf cart through ditches. And of course getting to meet his boys was a treat! I just kept thinking what a good Daddy he turned out to be!
Another day the Simeroth clan escorted us to the famous FREE St. Louis zoo! It was magnificent! Best I’ve ever seen! But I’ll let the pictures do the talking.
One night, Perry, Mary, Thomas, AJ, and Rob all came over to our RV for dinner.
And now a few random pics from the week.
We also threw in a trip to the old courthouse near the arch and Joe and I were released to GO ON A DATE! How do I even describe the peace that comes from being able to sit at a table while someone brings you delicious, hot food and you talk at a normal volume to someone you generally like (editor’s note: really?)? I can’t. I will just say that it was a much enjoyed and appreciated night.
Thank you for the good time St. Louis, Simeroth Clan, and Lafour’s! I’ll think of you every time I use a clean towel for the next 2 weeks! We hope to see you again soon!
Writer’s Note: After this week, Rob Simeroth is now the official editor of our Chuggin’ Along Blog. Cause we should all be able to embrace our weaknesses; and some of my worst happen to be spelling and grammar. And Rob happens to be brilliant in those departments and funny too (editor’s note: as well as witty, charismatic and most of all, humble (but not photogenic apparently))! So THANK YOU for being smarter than me Rob and making me look smarter just by knowing you. You are making this world a smarter place. I think you are smart. I hope you got that. (editor’s note: I got it)