The second week of our trip went like this:
We went to the arch in St Louis, saw the Old courthouse where Dredd Scott went for his famous case and to the Green space where a zoo is. In this area is remnants of the World fair early last century. Driving around I was able to see, from the road, many buildings that were from that time period.
old Capitol building It is an engineering marvel on getting to the top. You ride in little pods that are self righting inside the arch. It was tight and weird but well worth the ride up. I was a little nervous.
Zoo with the famous world fair aviary!
We spent much of our time here at the Master’s World Championships. This is final Highland games for the season. Jay finished 15th. It was an intense couple of days of competition. We spent time with people we only see once a year as well as with good friends.
This highlight of the Mwc games is meeting the two 80 year old competitors. Heck, next year I just want to be healthy and be able to get out of bed, so they were very inspiring to me. Follow you dreams and don’t let age stop you from achieving them!!!
From St Louis we drove across the Smoky Mountains to Virginia Beach to visit our daughter and her family. A hurricane was threatening them so lots of rain was here this week. But it didn’t matter , I got to spend time with the now 2 year old twins. My daughter got to go out on a date with her husband and we took the girls to the aquarium one day.We saw muffins the size of Hobbit homes. We drove home via the Pa and Ohio turnpikes. Last stop was in Michigan at Pink Castle Fabric in Ann Arbor. I had to get the unicorn fabric that reminded me of Stirling Castle from our Scotland trip last year!!!
We went 3400 miles. We saw cotton and corn being harvested. We saw the Appalachian and Allegheny mountains. I saw the gateway to the west, back roads in Kentucky and lots of places I could not have stopped had we flown. People kept giving me looks an saying we were nuts for driving this trip. I guess the Road Trip is a thing of the past for many. I like driving and stopping at small places, eating in unusual restaurants and staying in some great hotels that were a surprise at their grandeur. . Overall, a wonderful time to refresh, reconnect and slow down. Looking forward to the next big trip we take.
Full post on the fabric I bought later,