St. Louis was another unexpected pleasant stop. We had great accommodations, ate good food, and had nice outdoor time at Forest Park.
After eating Pappy’s for lunch at Forest Park, we drove about 2 hours west to Columbia, MO.
For this road trip, one of the things I was most looking forward to was visiting my sister and her fiancé in their new home. It had been several months since we last saw each other. To get a taste of their life in Columbia was a treat. My sister is an elementary school teacher with a kindergarten & 1st grade mixed class. I had a chance to visit her classroom, meet her students, and watch her teach. I was such a proud big sister!
It was so nice to stay with family, in a comfortable home, for more than one night. Our visit was much too short, but luckily we’ll be seeing them in California soon.
We were also able to re-pack up the van during this stop, so that we could have a view through the rear window.
Ready to go, we headed for our next stop: Fairfield, IA.