I finally got my computer back from Geek Squad and can blog again (my husbands computer has something blocked or is missing something that prevents me from using blogger)!
I have been a little nervous to post because recently I've been feeling like an impostor. A fake. A poser. I check my Google Reader and see all about deployed husbands and spouses away at JRTC or TDY for weeks/months at a time, while I can count on 2 hands the number of times my husband has worn a uniform since Christmas (he's been completing his masters). I see spouses at the PX toting around 4 or 5 children screaming that they wish daddy would just come home while I chat easily with my husband on our cell phones from 3 aisles away. I know we've done our time and we will do our time again in the hopefully distant future, but right now, I just don't feel like I belong in this military world. I hope it doesn't sound like I'm complaining, I'm not trying to. I know a lot of my readers are military spouses and I don't want to feel like I'm rubbing it in when I talk about all the traveling and fun things I've gotten to do with the hubs the last 6 months. I know how blessed I am to have all this "civilian" time with my husband. I also know this is all about to come to a screeching halt when I drop the hubs off at Ranger school in a couple weeks and I just hope I'm ready to go from spending 95% of my time with Jason to 0%!
Now that I've gotten that off my chest, I do have some friends/family that read this,so I'm going to talk about all the fun stuff we've been doing.
We were lucky enough to spend a night in St Louis with some friends before they made the move to Germany.
Before our friends arrived, we had AMAZING Thai food at Sen Thai Bistro. I had the Pad Thai (boring, I know, but I'd never actually had it before)
and the hubs had the shrimp curry
BOTH were EXCELLENT! We also had the Siam Platter as an appetizer which was delicious as well. If you're ever in the STL area, I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
After our friends arrived, we had drinks at a local bar then went to the casino for a bit. On our way back to the hotel we decided we were hungry again, so we pulled out the crackberry, found a 24 hour diner and hopped in a cab and ended up at the Eat Rite dinner.
Phew...that was an experience we will NEVER forget! 1st of all, we walk up to the door and it's locked, then we heard "click" as the door is unlocked for us. Yes, we had to be buzzed in by the lady cooking after she deemed us acceptable for entry. I'm pretty sure we enjoyed our $4 meal next to a pimp and 2 of his hookers. If you're ever in the STL area, I would NOT recommend this restaurant!
Then we said good bye to our friends (who we WILL visit soon in Germany!)
and headed off to tour the Anheuser Busch factory
then stopped to snack on some pretzels from Gus'
and headed off to Grant's Farm to see some of the famous A-B Clydesdale's
The farm was actually a lot of fun and they had tons of animals roaming around the park but my camera battery died after we left the Clydesdales, so you'll just have to trust me on that!
We stopped to eat one more time while we were in STL at Pappy's where I would have enjoyed a huge plate of food had I not confused "Holly's hot sauce" with "Sweet baby Jane". It was too spicy for my weak taste buds, but Jason enjoyed it!