Today, Beck and I spent the day with Sio and our neice, Hailey.

Hailey’s a great kid, and visits with Beck’s brother for the summer. She’s just arrived, and we thought it would be fun to get the girls together. Sio just doesn’t get to see the extended family too much, so every chance we get, we try to help that happen.

We started out the day at Carl’s Drive-In — the best burgers in St. Louis! This little hole in the wall is near our corporate office, and since my return to Weldon Spring last year, I don’t get to visit Carl’s too often. My oh my, have I forgotten what I was missing! I’ve raved about their burgers and frosty-mug root beer before in the forum, and I will rave again — that was really good stuff!

After stuffing our faces full of burgers and fries, we went to Tropicana Lanes for a little bowling. The girls weren’t doing too bad, and I was bowling well, so we decided to bowl against each other — their combined scores against mine, with the loser(s) buying ice cream for the winner(s). I bowled horribly that last game, and the girls were thrilled that they beat up on the old man. A trip to Mr. Wizards for some custard and shakes, and the debt was paid.

I think everyone had a good time, and I know we’ll be bowling again — I’ve gotta redeem myself! 🙂