We spent most of Spring Break visiting our friends in Springfield Missouri. We’ve been out to visit them many times over the last 10 years the’ve lived there. We were all excited to arrive by 1pm so we’d have a whole day together before needing to prepare for the Quinceanera. To my horror, when we arrived at the St. Louis Airport I looked around and immediately realized we were in the wrong place. “They had a tornado and remodeled” Jeff said, but I knew I had flown into the wrong airport. We usually fly into Springfield airport! So our 3 hour flight was followed up by a 4 hour drive through the Missouri countryside.
The only thing that softened the blow was that we could stop at Krispy Kreme as we drove into Springfield.
The next day Luke and Jeff were in for a treat. They got to go on an off-roading excursion
In our friend’s Jeep. He took the doors off just for them. It didn’t matter that it was 50° outside that morning. They had fun driving vertical hills and plunging into rivers.
I got to stay indoors and watch flower preparations
Another one of the sweet moments of our trip. When Bella tried to teach Luke to play her violin.
We took a drive to Branson one night for Gilberti’s famous Chicago pizza.
Before embarking on our extensive ride back to St. Louis, we stopped at Bass Pro Shops to take in the place. It is HUGE. Like Disneyland for Hunters and Fisherman.
There are real alligators in the store!
And a massive fireplace with rocking chairs to sit and enjoy your ice cream
Andy’s Frozen custard is Jeff’s favorite place on Earth so we had to stop in before heading out of Springfield.
Our goodbye brigade! Thank you Robillards! We love you!