A Gem on Route 66 /ThursdayDoors

Thursday Doors

When at the Missouri History Museum we were tempted with the display of an ice cream shop on Route 66 that is still open after 80 years. Introducing Ted Drewes.

But first, probably the only door I could find worth a hoot for this post…….

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A reminder of something that has disappeared within the last 80 years. Related are: Where will Superman do his quick change, How to make collect calls, Answering a random phone booth ringing and Using actual money to make a phone call, all a part of history.

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Back to Ted Drewe’s –a first view. Here’s a little hint. If you see nuns eating at an establishment, it’s gonna be O.K.

Who is Ted Drewe’s? Ted Drewes Sr., was a St. Louis attraction, winning the Muny Tennis Championships each year from 1925 to 1936. Feel free to read more here.

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A ‘door’ for posterity’s sake.

Boasting 12 serving windows, Ted Drewes motto is “Our Business is Service”.

The website tells that it is hardly recognizable during the Christmas season as they sell trees and the lot is loaded with them. They’ve been doing that for over 50 years. One thing you can say about this place is that they are certainly good at longevity and have obviously found their niche in St. Louis.

A line in the summer sun makes the treat even more delish.

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The daughters approve! Our ‘adoptee’ daughter was a great tour guide to go along with the GPS and we thank you Miss Meaghan for your outstanding hospitality! Til next time….

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Can’t Stop Traffic/WPC

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Couldn’t convince my husband to stop traffic for me in order to get a good pic of the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge. So I could only hope for a better view on the return trip.

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I think I got the better view.

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1957 Airstream/Thursday Doors

Sharing someo of the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis this Thursday Doors.

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Can’t say I’ve ever visited a museum with a motel sign out front.

 

The Missouri History museum is located in Forest Park, the grounds of The World’s Fair of 1904.  As we strolled through the Route 66 exhibit, we came upon this. It was pretty fabmazing!

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Inserting Doors here:

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And here, with a little peek inside. Wish they’d let you open that door but the alarms would have sounded. (I learned that from a curious little boy who wandered a little too far from his family.)

I tried getting a view through those slat-glass panes, but it was very hard to see. But there is a couch that I imagine folds down into a bed. Shelf above the couch for ‘stuff’.Airstream4 (2)

I wish I could have gotten a clear view of the receipt to let you know the cost of this 1964 road trip as well as the location of that Camp’otel.

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I was a child of the 60’s and I can tell you I’m glad I wasn’t subjected to this style of camping. Sleeping on top of the car had to have been pretty unrestful if you had young children. I guess what I’m suggesting here is that you probably didn’t take them along until you knew they wouldn’t fall out of bed/tent.

A clear window view.

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Home Away/Thursday Doors

Instead of the usual hotel stay, we chose another avenue during a recent get-away. Using an app called Home Away, we booked this spot in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. My photos of the outside are not very good so you’ll get to imagine the outside view for now. But the inside entrance door is my emphasis today for Thursday Doors.

HomeAwayDoor A 2-bedroom loft apartment with all the amenities was a tall order normally, but this alternative gave us exactly what four grown adults needed. Space and a lot of comfort were made affordable. I promise this is not a commercial. I do, however, recommend at least looking into this possibility next time you travel. Wanna see some more of this awesome place???

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The table is pretty small compared to what we’re used to at home, but for our little venture, it was just fine.

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The living room and kitchenette were pretty large and all open concept. And another door to one of the bedrooms in the 3rd pic of the collage. This one was the sliding variety to keep space at its best potential. Upon writing this, I’m realizing there’s quite a bit I did not document. The washer/dryer, the huge bathtub, the walk-in shower and the large amount of closet space that I missed getting shots of. And the only thing that I’d call negative was the steep incline to get into the parking garage. I do mean steep. We’re talking at least 5% grade on a 20 foot ramp, provided the ramp was even that long and the roof was 10 foot. My husband is likely to tell me after this post that the roof was lucky to be 8 feet tall in the parking garage. (After all, the truck barely missed a few spots.) I’ll let you know later. The plus….. it was secure and not on the street. So those are just some more things you might not find on the app. And again I wish I’d taken more photos.

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I’ve got many more photo memories to share later, but suppressing my urge to tell all at this time. Hope you have a lovely rest of your Thursday!

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