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.
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?
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.