Sometimes, our real and virtual worlds get to mesh and you actually meet a bloggy friend live and in-person! Vicki from Not so SAHM and I have been talking about such a meeting since way back when she lived in Missouri and it didn't sound like a pipe dream.
Sadly, I missed out on a chance to meet with Vicki and her two darling girls last year during one of her whirlwind stops in St. Louis. But when she recently gave me a head's up several days in advance that she and Du were bringing the girls to town for another visit, I was NOT going to miss out again!
During their stopover, the Not So SAHM fam wanted barbecue. Well, there was only one place to take them: Pappy's. I've only been there a handful of times but have eaten food from there LOTS. (Work uses them fairly often for catering.) And every once in a while, I've been underwhelmed. It seems to go in cycles. For the most part, though, totally delish.
I'm one of those people who worries about food recommendations. It would be just my luck that the one time I have out-of-town guests primed from primo BBQ that something would go wrong – except it didn't. Not only were Vicki and troop able to arrive ahead of schedule (because there's always the fear that Pappy's will sell out) but the food was great. The family seemed happy with their ribs.
The meal and the time both quickly disappeared. (Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.) It was a pleasant visit and such a great kick to see Reagan and Ashlyn live and in action. Thank you so much, Vicki, for making the effort to meet and for sharing your beautiful family with me. Oh, and for lunch, too. (By slyly asking me what I was going to get, Du managed to stealthily purchase my lunch.) I was pleasantly surprised and a more fitting thank-you will soon be on its way.