Weekend in St. Louis

At the end of April we headed to St. Louis for a long weekend and to participate in a Bubble Run. Unfortunately the day of the run was cold, windy, and rainy and although they still had the race, we opted out and filled our time with other things around the city.

Although we’ve been to St. Louis tons of times, there’s always something new to do with each visit. J had to work so my parents, sister and her family packed up and headed off Friday morning with our first stop at the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company. I came across this place on Trip Advisor and while the tour isn’t very long, it’s perfect for kids or anyone who wants just a quick glance at how all that candy is made and bonus, it’s free.

Rows and rows of caramel. Just leave me here.
Sampling the candy was the kids’ and mine favorite part.
After grabbing some different candies to take home, it was time for lunch at The Shaved Duck which has been featured on the food network and can have quite a long wait for dinner so I suggest going at lunch or getting there early.  And you have to try their famous smothered fries. Gimme all the cheeesssseee.
After rolling ourselves out of the restaurant we checked into our hotel, let the kids burn off some energy at the pool and then made our way to the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate my dad’s birthday.
Shoes & Dress//Target (old)
Jacket//Boutique in NY (old)
Since the race was a no-go on Saturday morning we headed over to the Galleria after saying goodbye to my sister and her family who headed back home.
bed head//view from our room//ootd
At Nordstrom I tried on the famous Blush tunic and ended up purchasing this one although now that I’ve tried it on again at home I don’t love it. Waaa.
We spent the rest of the day doing a little more shopping, swimming, and then stuffing our faces with Mexican at Cantina Laredo. I tried their steak tacos for the first time and they were by far the best steak tacos I’ve ever had. I also got the pomegranate margarita which never disappoints. 
Sunday morning called for Krispy Kreme donuts in pajamas, them not me, and checking out of our hotel.
In no rush to get home, we stocked up on some favorites at Trader Joes before checking out Fitz’s and watching them bottle their famous sodas. 
Make sure to get a table next to the bottling window for the best view of how it all works. 
And don’t forget to try one of their floats. There is so many to choose from and definitely some interesting ones. The boys tried this grape float with strawberry ice cream topped with gummy bears.
After the sugar coma we headed home and the boys were so excited to see their daddy. I was excited to eat a cookie butter cookie alone in the bathroom in silence. 
Linking up with Biana for Weekending.

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