Lewis and Clark Statue beside the Missouri River at Saint Charles. Click highlighted link for details.
Birthday cake at Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center, St Charles.
We were feeling pretty perky last Tuesday morning. The weather was just right, so we took a stroll along South Main Street in Historic Saint Charles, Missouri.
While there, we found 4 more St Louis birthday cakes. The cakes are in celebration of St Louis Missouri’s 250th birthday. If you haven’t had a chance to see the Cakeway to the West website and would like to learn more about the celebration, click the highlighted link.
A cake was found near Missouri’s first Capitol, South Main Street, Saint Charles.
Saint Charles was the capital of Missouri from 1821 to 1826 when it was moved to Jefferson City. Around about that time, J’s ancestor served in the state legislature. Audrain County (Missouri) is named for this ancestor. The Audrain family emigrated from France during late 18th, early 19th Century. You know about Missouri’s French connection and the Louisiana Purchase.
A third cake was found at Academy of the Sacred Heart.
This cake is located at St Charles County’s beautiful old courthouse.
We left the Katy Trail behind and drove west toward O’Fallon and lunch at McGurk’s Pub.
Before we get all in a dither…we did not eat all this food! Let’s say it was a tasting rather than a meal. J was in serious need of a good old fashioned tavern burger and homemade chips. While he was ordering, he decided he needed a taste of onion rings with honey mustard. I ordered the three cheese grilled cheese. Moderation is key…and McGurk’s has large servings, so moderation is a good thing. Tasting is okay, just don’t clean the plate, like our Mother’s always ordered said! You really have to have willpower, McGurk’s meals are fabulous.
J continues to do well, with healthier meals these days. However, he had a bit of a blip, week before last. It seems he was overdoing his zealousness toward his new “lifestyle change”. We made a minor adjustment with the addition of more protein and a bump up of calorie intake. Let’s face it, the man does not need to lose weight.
He is stronger, his voice is better (the voice weakness is due to Parkinson’s Disease), and his thinking is clearer. We modified the dietitian suggestions…common sense rules. Average blood sugar numbers remain around 80-100 and he is regaining strength, lost in his beginning diet changes after the diabetes diagnosis. He takes medication, but not insulin.
Enjoy Flag Day, Father's Day, and your weekend!