Monday, September 14, 2009

St Louis (Part 1)

For Landen's 30th birthday, I planned a trip to St Louis to watch the Braves play against the Cardinals. When I ordered the tickets, Landen had no clue that he was going or that his family was going with him. For a few years, we have discussed taking his Uncle Larry and Aunt Charlene (die hard Cardinal fans) to a game in St Louis. They were super excited about going to see a game. Landen's dad, Mel, Lloyd, and Amanda also tagged along with us.

We headed out of Fort Smith this past Friday around 7:45 in the morning. My one request on this trip was to eat lunch at Lambert's in Ozark, MO. If you have never ate must. I think it is worth a three hour drive just for the food. Everything on the menu is home cookin and is delicious! You order your meal (I usually get chicken fried steak with mashed potato's and 2 sides). While you wait on your meal and while eating, servers walk around and dish out extra sides on your paper towels for extra food. There is also a server that walks around and throws hot, fresh, homemade rolls at you.

This is the small chef salad that Uncle Larry ordered to go with his vegetable plate. The picture does not do it justice. The salad was about the size of a medium pizza. It was stacked tall with toppings and placed in a bread bowl that looked more like a plate.

The bread throwing guy

Stuffed from lunch

After a great lunch, we got back back on the road for St. Louis. This was the view of the arch as we got close to our hotel.

After checking in the hotel, we changed in to our Braves attire (except for Cardinal Charlene) and walked a few blocks to the stadium. Since batting practice was just starting, we stood behind the dugout trying to get some autographs (we were successful) until the game started.

The picture is REALLY bad but the scoreboard says "Happy Birthday Landen".

Charlene had a great time cheering for her Cardinals.

Guess what!!!!! The Braves won the game. This was the first time I have seen them win a game.

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