Wednesday, August 10, 2016
The Jewel Box in Forest Park is one of my favorite stops in St. Louis. In the summer the grounds are resplendent with it floral display and the lilies in the lily pond were in bloom. Built in 1936 the Jewel Box is owned by the Parks and Rec Dept. and is a public viewing green house.
Monday, August 8, 2016
After a busy 24 hours in Memphis we drove back to St. Louis for more adventure and food. Crown Candy Kitchen did not disappoint. Located in an older part of St. Louis city it still has the feel of an old time soda fountain. They are known for their BLT's and chocolate shakes.
In addition to the eat in place there is the candy store section.
Even better. Probably a pound of bacon on each sandwich. I posted this pic on Facebook if it looks familiar.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Thursday, August 4, 2016
After the yummy BBQ the next day we went to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. "It begins with sweet soul music in the parking lot the minute you arrive. Inside you'll enjoy videos, interactive exhibits, a dance floor, and more than 2,500 artifacts that tell the story of American soul music with a focus on Stax Records." Celebrating the music of Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, Ike and Tina Turner, Booker T and the MG's, Aretha Franklin and many others.
Connected with the Museum is the Stax Music Academy and The Soulsville Charter School. Comprising the Soul Foundation, non-profit organization, they are dedicated to preserving the heritage of Memphis' Soulsville neighborhood and providing educational opportunities for the community's youth.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
After visiting Graceland and the National Civil Rights Museum we went to Central BBQ for dinner. It was light when we went in and dark when we came out. Cathy's son's friend is the manager there and he set us up with all sorts of food. The ribs though were the best ribs I've ever had. Along with that came greens, slaw, biscuits, and sweet lemonade.