Sunday, November 17, 2013

Meet Me In St Louis

Last weekend Dan and I met up with my parents in St Louis. Mom and Dad booked us a great little apartment for the weekend in a really nice neighborhood. On Saturday morning, bright and early, we went to the Arch. We were in the first elevator to the top and were rewarded with wonderful views of the city of St Louis to the West:
View of The Old Courthouse and Downtown St Louis
 In addition to views of the mighty Mississippi and Illinois to the East. It was a beautiful, clear day so we could see 30 miles in each direction.

Dad and me 630 feet up in the Arch



On Sunday Dan wasn't feeling so well so he stayed home and rested while I went off with my parents to the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

Mom and Dad said these cacti reminded them of Rosarita, where Alex lives
 Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation.
Beautiful Spanish Courtyard

Mom and I posing by a Japanese Maple 
Another Glorious Japanese Maple
Dan and I look forward to going back to St Louis in the spring and visiting the Botanical Garden when the trees are in bloom and the Japanese Gardens are open again. We had a wonderful visit with my parents and the Logans.

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