This, as you have likely guessed, is not a picture from Roundrock. Rather, it is from the Botanical Garden in St. Louis, where Libby and I spent the weekend.
Whenever we go to St. Louis, we always try to spend a few hours in this garden. No matter the season, there is always something to see and enjoy there. I suppose everyone should visit the Arch at least once in their life, and the zoo there is excellent as well. And if you have children, the City Museum is a must see. But the Botanical Garden is what we keep coming back for.
The birthday weekend for my niece was nice. All of the cousins (except for three of my four) were there, and that’s always an interesting dynamic. Included was my newest nephew, who is all of two and a half months old now. Yes, I got to hold him. Of course there was too much food, too many activities, plenty of conversation, and then the protracted good-byes at the end.
I hope to get out to Roundrock this weekend. Maybe we can cook those ‘smores over a campfire as Libby has wanted. I’ll be sure to let you know.
- Average day of first frost in northern Missouri.
Today in Missouri history:
- William Bradford Waddell was born on this date in 1807. As a frontier outfitter and freighter he lost a lot of money attempting to supply the military forts across the west. The Pony Express was one of his projects as well. He died a poverty-stricken, broken man though his dreams and prospects suggested otherwise.