Whistle Stop Depot

While we were trying to find the Stl250 cake at the Ferguson Station Depot (hint…it’s down below the station, where you would think it couldn’t be), we stopped for custard in the old building, which is now known as the Whistle Stop Depot.


The custard was great, and the building was fantastic. It also houses the Depot Museum, so there was tons of stuff to look at while we enjoyed our treat!

The Whistle Stop is a bit out-of-the-way from anywhere we normally go in St. Louis, so I don’t know when we’ll be back, but I’m glad we stumbled across it!

Making Memories


Two weeks ago was my birthday. The only thing I really wanted to do was go to Ted Drewes for custard at some point over the weekend. No fancy dinners for me, no extravagant gifts, I just really wanted some custard (it’s a St. Louis thing).

So, on Saturday, we planned to go out, run a few errands, and then treat everyone to a nice frozen treat. But, we ended up getting a later start than we had planned. So, I came up with the perfect solution–custard for dinner!

Yes, I’ll admit that by that point, I wasn’t really interested in cooking dinner. But it also sounded like a really fun, crazy thing to do on a Saturday. I’m sure Ryan thought I was crazy for suggesting it, and I thought my children’s eyes were going to drop out of their heads when I told them what was for dinner. But, we almost never go out for ice cream, and we never, ever eat it for dinner (OK, there was one other time, the night before we moved into our house, but the children were too young to remember it).

So, we had a really fun time, and, I think, made a really special memory. I’m hoping that when they’re older, they’ll look back and remember the time that mom let everyone eat ice cream for dinner. It’s an evening I know I won’t forget!