Back to my St Louis trip recap, I should say that we weren’t actually staying in St Louis. Our hotel was actually just right outside of St Louis, in the small town of Collinsville…home of the largest ketchup bottle!
Shout out to my girl, Baylee, for giving me the heads up on that one! :) Of course we had to check it out, because we all know ketchup is the shiz.
I wanted to get my picture taken next to it, but when we found it, we had underestimated how HUGE this thing was! It was way up on this wire thing, so there was now way I would have been able to get a pic with it. darn.
We set aside time to go another quite tall object…the St Louis Arch!
I don’t know which was taller…the ketchup bottle or the arch! haha.
After waiting in line for over an hour to get our tickets, we made our way over to hop in the “giant egg” to take us up to the top of the arch. According to the director, it takes 4 minutes to go up and 3 minutes to get back down. There are about 6 little seats in each ride, and luckily we got paired with some nice people. :)
You could literally see the entire city when looking out on top. It was quite the view.
We snapped some pics while we were up there:
The rest of that day was spent shopping. We hit up the downtown area and visited some strip malls. It was a lot of fun, especially since we live in a small town with very minimal shopping.
There were two places in particular that I really enjoyed…
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT.
This was my very first trip to Trader Joes and I absolutely love it!!! I can’t wait to move somewhere that has a Trader Joes. Everything was such a good deal; they really know how to keep their prices low…hint, hint, Whole Foods. ;)
I picked myself up some nut butta lovin’…
Raw almond butter jars for $4.99!!!! Needless to say, I stocked up.
Sunflower Seed Butter!!
Assortment of bars:
Can you guess what’s in the bag??
If you guessed Medjool dates, you are correct! :)
I spotted some coconut water, and after seeing it on Fitnessista’s blog so many times, I knew I had to try it.
Two words. HOLY YUM.
I actually ordered a box on Amazon since I can’t find it here, hehe.
We also spent a day at a water park, called Raging Rivers. We had lots of fun going down slides, and relaxing in the wave pool and lazy river. :D Unfortunately, I decided not to take my camera in, so there are no pics of that.
All in all, it was a great time, and fun to get away for awhile. I’m so glad that my mom, sister, and I are so close and are able to have such a good time together. The 3 of us being able to spend time together made it a very special trip.
Next up on the travel list…Boston!