After church, Sarah and I decided on a whim (we actually decided late Saturday night) that we were going to go to St Louis...to watch the fireworks. LOL Yes, we drove 6 hours roundtrip to watch fireworks at the St Louis Arch! And yes, I admit, we are crazy. ha! Our drive up there was so out of control. I think we laughed the whole 3 hour drive. We laughed so hard we cried! We told stories, saw the most random things, and for some reason we thought everything was funny! ha! But it was well needed...our first stop as we got into St Louis, was Fritz'! We just had to get some ice cream and it was amazing! This right here is THE most awesome turtle sundae you could ever have!
Then we headed to our hotel...which was amazing! (Thanks Sarah for using your points!) We got to stay at the Marriott downtown at Union Station!
**Disclaimer** My camera is out of sorts. :( So the pictures of Union Station and the Fireworks are pics I snagged from online...everything else was taken from my cell phone...sorry for the not so good quality. Hoping to get my camera back soon!
This is the outside of Union Station...
This is the lobby of the hotel!! Soo amazing!
This is the view from our room...
Then we headed to the St Louis Arch to watch the fireworks!!
This is Sarah and I as we were waiting for the fireworks to begin!
The fireworks over the Arch were absolutely AMAZING!!! It was SOOO worth driving the 6 hours! I LOVE this holiday...its one of my favorites!! It seriously was one of THE BEST fireworks show ever!!
Afterwards we met up with some friends, Melissa, Tracy, Sara, and Courtney, and we also got to meet all of Melissa's family! We had a blast just hanging out and doing fireworks at Melissa's house! We of course had to get a couple of pictures before we all left! Soo glad I got to see all you ladies!!
From left to right: Courtney, Melissa, Sarah, Me, Tracy, and Sara!
And we decided to do a "sassy" pose!
Then before we left to head back to Kansas City, we met up with my friends, Kristy and Amber, for breakfast before we headed home! It was so good to see them again! And yes, I failed to get a picture with them before we left...maybe next time! :)
This was such a wonderful weekend!!! It was well needed, just to get away from life for a day and not worry about anything. Soooo glad we went!
On a random note, I just have to share how adorable my nieces and nephew looked! (Thanks Robyn....I snagged the pic from you!) :)