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All-American Weekend August 3, 2008

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What a great weekend!

On Saturday morning, the Mr. and I got up and decided to head to our local farmer’s market. We tried to go to this one about two months ago, only to arrive around 10:30 am to find one vendor selling watermelons. We had much better luck this time! It’s still a pretty small farmer’s market, but these are truly local farmers selling local foods.

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We got a good haul of tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, cabbage, and peaches – all for $11!! I think farmer’s markets are totally win-win; you support local farmers and know exactly where you food came from and at about half the price of the grocery store. (So I guess that’s win-win-win!)

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This market is located right on the Missouri riverfront in Historic St. Charles, MO. There are lots of cute restaurants, bars and shops nearby, so we headed to a local coffee shop for breakfast. An iced caramel latte for me, an iced mocha for him, and a cinnamon roll for two:

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While we sipped our coffees and digested, we walked around the shops on Main Street. St. Charles was the original capital of Missouri, and the buildings on this street are all historic. I’m kind of an American history nerd (don’t even get me started on pioneers!), so I really like walking around this part of town. 08 01 08 009 08 01 08 011

On Saturday evening, we had tickets to see the St. Louis Cardinals play the Philadelphia Phillies. I love going to baseball games and we had a great time, even if it was hot, humid, and sweaty 🙂

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