Another great update! I'd only been to SDC once, in 2001, and after visiting again I'm not quite sure why I haven't made the 6 hour drive from here since that first visit. I'll definitely be heading down there at some point next year. Such a fantastic park.
How I wish I can work at SDC when I am 80 like those staffs! Miss that place so much! Need to go back and explore the park more, Cinnamon bread and the skillets were my favorite. Even though they don't have Outlaw Run, it would still be my favorite park so far. Visiting the park definitely is a life long memory. Thank you for bringing back the memory!
Our next stop on the Texas Midwest tour was one of the most amazing places you can eat in all of North America - Lambert's Cafe, the 'Home of the Throwed Rolls'. I was very excited to return here, having thoroughly enjoyed the food on TPR's 2010 Midwest trip, so thank you for adding it to our itinerary once again Robb and Elissa!
The menu consists of extra large portions of homestyle cooking. Occasionally the helpings are so generous they serve your meal in a sauce pan! The restaurant is also famous for their 'pass arounds', which is a nice concept, enabling you to sample plenty of different dishes, along with their incredibly large 32 oz drinks (which they'll refill for you!). The steaming hot throwed rolls, which are literally hurled at you by a waiter if you put your hand up, are also fantastic. All in all, this is an amazing eatery, and we have absolutely nothing like it in New Zealand.
After travelling to St. Louis we reached a surreal place I never thought I'd visit again, the City Museum. It's hard to describe this former International Shoe building but one I quite liked was that it was a "giant playground for adults". The museum also bills itself an "eclectic mixture of playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion and architectural marvel". Sums it up pretty well to me! We had the whole place to ourselves and plenty of time to sustain injuries. This was easily one of the craziest and most enjoyable days of the trip. And all without riding a single roller coaster!
Excuse the quality of some of the photos in this update. We had our small but hardy camera out today...
Next stop on the trip was the awesome Lambert's Cafe.
While we waited for our tables, we took some time to do a little shopping.
This looked deliciously alcoholic.
Quite a few of us sampled the local brews.
I had to buy some genuine Missouri moonshine!
These strangely realistic cats creeped me out.
Finally, it was time to eat.
And Lambert's did not disappoint!
It's an absolutely fantastic place.
The food consists of delicious, homestyle cooking.
Onwards to St. Louis. What is with America's obsession with fireworks?
We drove near the Gateway Arch, but didn't stop by this time.
I cannot believe we made it back to this surreal place. I thought it was all a dream!
Crazy, random fun awaits...
Delving deep inside.
I noticed quite a few new things since 2010.
I don't remember any of this from last time.
The playground structures at the City Museum can be very confusing!
This led us to one of the most claustrophobic experiences of my life. The only way out was via a tiny tunnel underneath the floor.
The slide to oblivion!
Time to explore some more...
Love the clash of art and insanity in this place.
Inside the whale.
The Enchanted Caves.
The City Museum is also known for its ten-story shoe shaft slides.
Good luck Andy!
Neil and Roxanne added to our entertainment.
There was so much to see...
Including some actual museum-style exhibits.
The City Museum is even educational.
For no particular reason, they had this giant, empty ballroom. Well, why not?
But back to the creative ways for TPR to injure ourselves!
This place is really not for the faint hearted...
This room reminded me of something out of the movie Saw.
The ball pit was a good time! It looked so innocent, but I witnessed quite a few injuries in here...
We made our way to the rooftop.
The views were great.
They had crazy climbing structures everywhere.
Some were very unnerving.
This one was particularly frightening...but Andrew braved it!
Neil drove a bus off the side of the building. No, really!
I was glad not to be in the middle of a heatwave like our last visit. This was exhausting enough!
Glad to see the creaky Ferris Wheel of death still here.
These slides were fun...
If you could make it to the top!
I am still having nightmares about this image!
I was glad to see Alexis make it out alive.
Everyone becomes a kid again at the City Museum!
I can't recommend the place highly enough.
Just stock up your first aid kit. Thanks for reading!
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