Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Hot, Hot, Hot

A few years ago, during a rocky patch with her now husband, Phyllis suggested the idea of having a book club. Since most of the potential members were eager readers and already knew one another from having worked together in various bookstores, the book club came to life rather quickly. Although it had a good run, the club is, alas, defunct. But, we did manage a book club reunion of sorts recently at the wedding of fellow former member Sarah at the Stupp Center in Tower Grove Park (TGP). Sarah is third former book club member to marry in TGP--me in 2000, Dona in 2001, and, now, Sarah in 2007--but the first one to have her audience warmed up by a fire eater.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Ted Drewes

If you're from St. Louis, you know Ted Drewes. The original south city location is along the famous Rt. 66 but we live closer to the newest site on S. Grand. I wouldn't call us regulars but we do manage to work in a few visits during the summer. This visit was our first for the season. As you can see by the ice cream glaze on Willa's face, the stuff is pretty good.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Lewis & that Other Guy

Dona and I have resumed our summer walks/hikes/exploring, the first of which led us to the Lewis and Clark trail off of Highway 94 near St. Charles, MO. We did 6 miles--in spite of some pretty pesky, and persistent, mosquitoes. I suppose we might have learned a thing or two about foiling those mosquito from Lewis or Clark had we consulted their journals. But, alas, we did not. One thing's for certain, they had a pretty good view of the Missouri River atop these bluffs.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Horsing Around Cedar Hill, MO

Colette and I took the youngins' horseback riding today at a farm in Cedar Hill, MO which is about an hours drive southwest of St. Louis. It was a scenic drive, especially once we got into the rural part of Jefferson County. Once we arrived, the kids took turns riding Isabelle the Horse. Afterward, they explored the barn where they saw a number of other farm animals, including Lefty the Farm Dog. We stopped on the way home at Morse Mill Park and had a picnic along the Big River. On the way home, Colette and I asked the kids which part of the day was there favorite. Surprisingly, Isabelle was a close second to Lefty.