|Missouri Botanical Gardens- Chihuli installation|
|Miss Ava Kay|
|Jon and Ella|
|Rotary Gardens in Janesville.|
|Do you see me?|
I didn't get a lot of pix of the two of us in Missouri, we were too busy doing things, I guess. And a lot of things we did! I won't go through the entire trip, but we covered a lot of ground and did some super things.
|Pickle Springs in Missouri|
|The Depot in Bonne Terre|
|Chihuli gate at the Botanical Gardens|
|One of the covered bridges in Missouri. We got there when it was really too dark for good photos, but it was fun to see.|
I am all about getting into art museums whenever possible so the St. Louis Art museum was a must. It is a super museum, so going just doesn't get old. We also got to the botanical gardens, the zoo, went for a good long bike ride on the Katy trail, hiked Pickle Springs and ate Italian food and Sushi in St. Louis..... not all on the same day, mind you!
|At the St. Louis Zoo|
|A mini waterfall!|
|On the pontoon on Lake Mendota|
Another little layover in Janesville was in order after I left Missouri- 11 hours is a long way, and really, who wouldn't stop and see those two cute girlies, and of course their parents.
|Ava doesn't appreciate the boat ride yet|
It really was a nice way to finish up the summer.... The trip was a perfect length and I saw some pretty amazing people. :D
|The capital and the university from Lake Mendota|
|Sunset skiing in Madison|
So I will proceed with the next 10 day or so and try so hard not to whine. I will allow my mind to change to what it does 9 months of the year, but you know I will be dreaming of what that other 3 months will hold. And no one is saying other adventures won't happen in the meantime!
|Beauty over Butternut Lake|
And I will be finding my joy even if I am dragging my feet and wanting to stay in the amazing season that is summer.