Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Road Trip Day 2: Dessert and More Dessert

Day two started out with continental breakfast from our hotel (they had a pancake machine!) and then we were back on the road. Our next stop was St. Louis, MO.

I got some really good pictures of the Arch.

A bridge beside the Arch.

The Saint Louis Cardinals stadium downtown.

We headed to Iron Barley for lunch. This was another Diner's, Drive-ins, and Dives place and once again Guy Fiera did not dissapoint.

I ordered the beef and cheese and honestly I was a little concerned when it came out. All for no reason though. This sandwich was yummy!

Momma got the bean and ham soup.

A local guy suggested we try the PB&J Blaster pie for dessert. I don't even like jelly and this pie was scrumptious! (Btw, I'm running out of unique words to describe all the yummy food we've had). This pie is a peanut butter freezer pie with a strawberry cayenne jelly and habernaro sauce. It was a pie with a kick!

And just to let you know how nice the owners were... the guy that suggested the pie to us; they gave him a piece on the house.

Here are a few houses in St. Louis.
I was surprised that almost everything was a duplex.

Our next stop in St. Louis was Gooey Louie's.

How cute is that sign?

The sign that wasn't cute was the one on the door that said they were closed because they were sold out of cakes. This wasn't stopping us though. We got the attention of the guy mopping inside and told him that we had came all the way from North Carolina for a Gooey Louie butter cake. So he was extremly nice and let us in to buy one. The sign was posted because their oven had quit working the day before and they had closed the store to catch up on their cake orders.

The inside of the store was adorable.

The butter cake was very good. It has a cream cheese taste and was gooey on the top almost like it hadn't cooked long enough. It was worth the stop.

All in all, I was not impressed with St. Louis. The food was yummy but I enjoyed Nashville a lot more.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Birthday BFF

Happy Birthday to my best friend in the whole world!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Road Trip Day 1: Driving and the best pizza ever

We are still on our road trip but I have access to Internet while we are in California so I thought I would go ahead and share some of our road trip with ya'll. Tuesday was my last teacher workday (well, it was since I took Wednesday off) so momma picked me up from work and we were on our way!

We had already made plans to stop in Knoxville and eat at a place called Pizza Palace that was featured on Food Networks Diner's, Drive-ins, and Dives.

Pizza Palace was definitely a drive-in. There were about three stools inside but other than that there wasn't any sitting.
We ordered a everything pizza and added green olives (which thanks to Hubs are my favorite pizza topping).

Hands down this was the BEST pizza I've ever had! If you live anywhere near Knoxville run and get one. Now!

We ate in the car and kept driving. Our next stop was Nashville.

We went down Broadway on a Tuesday night at 8:30 and there were hundreds of people out. Country music was blaring from dozens of bars. I wished we could have stayed longer.

Nashville seems like such a fun place.

We also stopped and went in the Ryman Auditorium.

It was beautiful inside.

I loved the arches.

I was able to get a quick snap of the Tennessee Titan's stadium as we were leaving Nashville.

On day one we drove all the way to Illinois and spent the first night there.

Stay tune for much more...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers Day!

Happy Father's Day to my wonderful daddy!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Love me some Wine

(taken from Google)

I am so excited about bringing home California wine!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Weekend Recap

Saturday Hubs and I had a date night for our anniversary. We went to a local Italian restaurant for dinner and then watched The Rite.

I didn't like this movie. It was rated PG13 but should have been R. I have just never really been a fan of scary movies and this one was pretty scary.

Boone enjoyed it though.

Sunday was spent by the pool and later I watched Just Go With It.

I loved it! This movie was so funny and really cute. If you haven't seen it then you should soon.

Also on Sunday night my South Carolina Gamecocks beat UConn to advance to Omaha this weekend.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Summer Reading

Since ya'll already know what a bookworm I am you can only imagine how many books I thought I would need for a 3 week road trip.

Here is what I packed.

I think this should be enough.

(Momma did tell me that I could not read the entire time)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Destination: Cross Country

This afternoon Momma and I will start our summer cross country adventure. Suitcase is packed and my camera is ready to take tons of pictures. I am taking my laptop so I will try to post in a few days.

First stop, Nashville.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Happy Anniversary

(This is us last year. Hubs surprised me with an anniversary dinner at The Melting Pot)

Happy Anniversary Hubs!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

What time is it?

Loving my new watch

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Introducing Hub's New Toy....


I love this coffee maker!

It is the neatest thing and all of the flavors have been really good so far.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Current Biggest Peeves

I know that ya'll are all dying to know the things that drive me crazy...

~ Mumbling. Maybe this is because I'm a high school teacher but it seems like no one talks were you can understand them. Speak up and speak clearly.

~ Checking in on Facebook. Who cares that you just checked into PF Changs with your BFF and then an hour later that you checked into the mall. I personally do not want my 450 facebook friends knowing where I am at all times. If your important enough to me to need to know where I am then I promise I will call you and let you know. Don't even get me started on tagging. Why do you care to let everyone know who your with. If their important enough to you that they know then why aren't they with you.

~ Have manners. Say thank you please.

~ When the light turns green go. A yellow blinking turn light means that you can turn when nothing is coming.

~Stand for the pledge. (Another teacher peeve)

~ Stop taking my monogramed coffee mug out of the teachers lounge. (I'm guessing that's none of ya'll though)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend was spent at the beach.

We drove down Friday after Hubs got off work.

Saturday I sat out on the beach while Hubs played golf with a few of his customers and then we headed to the pool to cool off.

We had an early dinner at our favorite restaurant in the world. Its a authentic Italian place and the chicken parmigiana is so yummy. After dinner we rode up the strip in my parents convertible and people watched.

I had a mint in my mouth and it was about to fall out.

Heres a much better one.

For any of you that are familiar with Myrtle Beach on Memorial Day Weekend you know that it is one of the bike weeks so this is my aunt and cousin in Wal-Mart showing how we participated in Bike Week 2011.

Sunday was another day at the ocean.

I bought these glasses for Hubs from Hobby Lobby after Easter for 18 cents. The first picture my parents ever saw of Hubs was in college and he had on a pair of green ones just like these. My mom looked at that picture and said "Kelly, he doesn't really look like your type."

My aunt and uncle.

After a lot of sun the girls headed to the outlets to shop before meeting the men at House of Blues for dinner. After we ate and watched some of the NASCAR race I talked Hubs into going to Cracker Barrel for dessert.

We ordered the apple dumplin with ice cream. YUMMY!!!!

and heres an after picture...

needless to say; he loved it too.

Monday morning we packed up and came home early since Hubs had a church softball game. I am already looking forward to the next beach trip.