We left Thursday morning, around 7:30am, to make the drive. It only took us about 9 hours to get there. I think we only stopped once to fill up, grab lunch, pee and get back on the road. (We ate lunch in the car.)
Ryan was pretty excited, as you can see.
Pausing for the obligatory "car picture".
Friday, everyone else who doesn't live in STL began to arrive, then we caravan-ed over to Marissa's graduation party. Scottie (my bro-in-law) and cousin Josh rode with Ryan & I.
Saturday we celebrated Aunt Peggy's "Sensational 60"th birthday. The restaurant where the party was hosted was really neat, and the foot was amazing.
This is Ryan & his Mom.
L-R: Josh, Ryan, Scott
Ryan, me and his Mom
The Hubs & me (Saint Louis is pretty humid, so I had to rock the curls.)
After brunch on Sunday, Aunt Peggy opened all her gifts while the rest of us watched from around the pool.
Ryan getting baby Dublin up from his nap. This picture does not help my serious baby fever...he is such a natural with kids!
Ryan with his precious grandparents. (Clearly, he gets his height from the other side of the family!)
We left to drive home on Sunday afternoon. We had to make a quick pit stop at 17th Street BBQ, which we'd seen on Food Network and The Travel Channel. It was SO worth the stop. It was, hands down, the best pulled pork sandwich I've ever had. And I've had a lot...
Bye-Bye Saint Louis! We will miss you!
It took us a bit longer to get home. We were tired, and we stopped more but we made it home very late Sunday night, or early Monday morning, depending on how you look at it! It was an awesome trip, and we are already ready for next year's! :)
Now, to snap back to the "real world"...