Old Memories and Overcoming Fears

Alex and I attempted to walk across the Missouri River Bridge.  I thought my fear of heights would be under control since there is a high fence on the outside of the bridge.  Well, we were just 5 feet out and I couldn’t take one more step.  I noticed the bridge moving, the ground far below and the fast flowing river and then… I froze.  I turned to Alex and held his arm to get back off the bridge.  Here is a video of the view from the bridge where we were – video was by someone else.

We walked about 2.5 miles anyway down West Main.

After coming home I fixed a roast, salad, and prepped some vegies and fruit.  Then Jim and I changed and headed to the 30th anniversary of “Das Stein Haus.”  A place that Jim and I spent a lot of time at early in our dating and marriage.  Our rehearsal dinner was there as well as a surprise party I had there for Jim’s birthday way back when as well as many other special occasions .  Helmut has aged as had we.  However, much of his place is the same with some expansions.  He showed us a new area he has down stairs for small parties with a bar – it was nice with many original paintings and other German touches.  He told Jim, “nothing ever changtes, I’m still cooking…” as he stood there with his apron on.  Many people were there as well with lots of fond memories of the place.  I remember my parents loved it because it was German.  They have both since passed away.  We had some dear friends that spent much time with us there.  It is a place that holds a fond place in our hearts.  We love Helmut and encourage everyone to go there if they are ever in Jefferson City.   http://www.dassteinhaus.com/ This is the link to the website.  Helmut came to the U.S.  from Vienna where he grew up.  We met his Mother at the restaurant in the late 80’s.  She was very proud of him and rightfully so.  To have a restaurant that is in business for 30 years is an acheivement.  He has struggled with economic trends and such but his life is rich from relationships and experiences that it has brought him since.  Congratulations to Das Stein Haus.  I hope we are able to go there on the 60th anniversary too.  Below is Jim, Me and Helmut from this evening.  Below is a picture we took of Helmut while we were having drinks with him in 1984 on the deck of Das Stein Hause.  Good Times!

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2 responses

  1. How nice!! I still go there from time to time. I like the atmosphere. Helmut doesn’t know who I am, but he still is very warm and hospitable.

  2. Sounds like a fun time! I haven’t been there in years. I didn’t realize you were that afraid of heights! Hunter and I rode our bikes across the bridge
    a couple of weeks ago, it was fun.

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