Category Archives: travel

I’m moving

Hello readers and friends– My site is moving, but will be the same, with a new address. Look for me at  www.booksandbuttons.com. You’ll see my usual page with a row of books at the top. And there is a new … Continue reading

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The Quiet Car

We got up at 4 am the other day to catch an early train to the airport. I drove because there’s dog hair on the passenger seat, and O’Half gave driving advice on the way. There was black ice on … Continue reading

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The Myerstown PA Button Show Oct 2013

Last week we drove to the middle part of Pennsylvania–Pennsylvania Dutch country–to visit the Myerstown Button Show held at the Lantern Lodge. It was a beautiful bright October day and the leaves were about midway in color.  We didn’t go … Continue reading

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Buttons from St. Louis

Yes!  Well, you might not have to click to enlarge! On our recent visit to St. Louis (mainly to revisit old restaurants), we spent some time foraging in antique markets, shops, etc, and I’d like to share some of the … Continue reading

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The Drive Home

Vacations end.  There’s a time to go home. We drove to St. Louis at the end of the summer.  It was a trip of 900 miles or so.  My husband, O’Half, likes loves a long car ride.  I like a short … Continue reading

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We’re in St. Louis—–postscript Hendel’s Restaurant in Florissant

How could I forget to tell you about Hendel’s in Florissant?  Remember we went to that dear old French town to look for antiques. And we remembered that we used to have lunch at Hendel’s.  This is a long standing … Continue reading

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We’re in St. Louis! part V last two restaurants

On the last morning we went to the Creve Coeur library known as Thornhill. That’s where my old book club met—-where I borrowed lots and lots of books.  It was very busy. After that we drove the “long” way —that … Continue reading

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We’re in St. Louis! part four—more restaurants/shopping

Yea!!! one of our favorite memories!!!!  This restaurant is located in the University City area of St. Louis and has such a great lunch buffet! We must have gone there a thousand times when we lived in STL.  There are … Continue reading

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We’re in St. Louis! part three: Paul Manno’s Cafe and more

This is the new beautiful intersection at Creve Coeur in St. Louis MO.  When we left in 2003, work had just begun.  Now it’s lovely with floral plantings –in fact, many of the streets in St. Louis have nice garden … Continue reading

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A Little Art from St. Louis

St. Louis is a wonderful city!  It has a symphony orchestra, the MUNY theater, the Fox theater, the Rams, the Cardinals, a zoo, science museum, and the beautiful art museum.  The museum is part of Forest Park where you could … Continue reading

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