59 To Texarkana—-And Beyond!!!!

I’m sure all of you remember my post about my trip to Memphis and back for my son’s graduation from Rhodes College in May.  Last week I made the very same trip PLUS an additional 300 miles west to St. Louis, where my mom and I dropped off my daughter’s belongings at Washington University.  We also made trips to Bed, Bath and Beyond and Target and Walgreens and made up her bed and hugged her and cried and walked endless miles in the hot sun.  It was a great trip.  Except the leaving her part- that was not so great.

Anyway, here are some highlights from my drive to St. Louis.

My mom had never seen Rhodes College while my son was there, and we needed to remedy that situation.  Rhodes truly is one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever seen.  If you are ever driving through Memphis, do yourself a favor and check it out.

Sikeston, Mo.is the home of Lambert’s Throwed Rolls– a restaurant of epic proportions (and portions) where hot, buttery yeast rolls are thrown (or “throwed”) with impressive accuracy to customers who raise their hands in the air for them.  The rolls were delicious, as were the pork chops, mashed potatoes, green beans, and stewed apples.  I definitely will not be served any plates like this in Paris.  Nor will I be thrown any rolls.

Washington University is lovely.  Here is one of its main buildings, which kind of reminds me of a castle.

This was my first time to visit St. Louis, and I was smitten.  It is a really nice city.  This light post in the Central West End looked as if it belonged in Paris.

This police truck was parked near our hotel the entire time we were there.  I’m not sure I understand it, but I like it.  I particularly like the little warning at the rear, “We Are Watching You”.  Who doesn’t need a Nuisance Abatement every once in awhile?

This wonderful neon sign was flashing at Fitz’s, a restaurant that makes and bottles its own soda.  I wanted to take the sign home with me.  Do you love it?

Two more days in Texas and then I will resume my posts from Paris.  Merci for hanging in there with me this summer!

And remember- don’t be a nuisance.


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4 responses to “59 To Texarkana—-And Beyond!!!!

  1. Sheila Sage Leif

    Thanks for posting the picture of Brookings Hall. I am having Wash U envy (though that is probably one of the few things that looks the same as when I was there, you know, back in the days of typewriters…).

  2. Alice Meloy

    So is Lambert’s worth a wait? We’ve tried going twice on road trips thru Missouri, and each time the wait was nearly two hours so we drove on — and probably ended up at Subway!

    • We actually went twice- once on the way and once on the way back. On the way we hit it at an off time and there was no wait. Unfortunately, there was also no banana pudding left, and we just wanted dessert. The second time was closer to lunch time and we waited a half hour, which was fine. I don’t think I would wait much longer than that.

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