Didn’t anyone ever teach you not to play with your food!?

I went over to my dad’s today and he was THRILLED for a special delivery on his door step….He opens this huge box, pulls out this white styrofoam cooler, takes off the lid to reveal a ton of wet soggy seaweed sitting in a bath of water. I’m trying to figure out what in the world he is so giddy over and of course he’s answering my curiosity with a smirk as he digs through the layers. Finally, he gets to what he’s looking for and I catch movement out of the corner of my eye. The next thing I know he pulls out “dinner”. Yes, you can apparently have live lobsters delivered right to your front door. He didn’t even have to sign for them. It was one of the craziest things I have ever seen and naturally, I had to relish the moment.

Turtle, Turtle

I found this little guy when I was out riding my bike! He was soooo cute I just wanted to take him home with me! But, I played with him for a little then let him go…I saved him really and we will always have a special place in our hearts for each other!

 

 

 

 

Day 16

 

So, I had to go back to the art fair the next day. I love the Old State Capitol Art Fair, I grew up going there and it’s kind of marks he beginning of summer for me. Lately, I’ve been kinda into owls…..I know, I know, I totally jumped on the band wagon. But come on they’re so cute…I kinda have a crush on them 😉 And smoothies, of course, who doesn’t love a good smoothie!? ❤ Good day.

ROAD TRIP!!

Finally time for a sweet summer road trip to my Soul City…St. Louis. I love you St. Louis. And you my loyal reader, get a whole weeks worth of days in one post thanks to my getaway. Starting with my passenger seat. As you can see I’m all ready for a relaxing week ahead: my book, tea and strawberries. Add a lil country music and I’m road ready!

First stop: Busch Stadium. Heaven on Earth. I was lucky enough to be there for LaRussa’s Retirement Ceremony. Amazing.

Such an incredible night! ❤

After an amazing night at the ball park, I went for a run in Forest Park, shopping at my favorite Trader Joe’s and…the Zoo. I LOVE zoo’s! Visiting the top 5 Zoo’s in the nation is totally on my bucket list. In the meantime, the St. Louis Zoo is one of my all time favs…lions and tigers and bears, Oh My!

The next morning, I stopped at City Garden. I love these fountains that come spraying up out of the ground, especially at night with bright colors coming out of the water. It’s refreshing to see all the little kids laughing and screaming running through the water. It reminds me of one of those slow motion moments in the movies, where you have to take time to savor everything right in the world…like happy children and bright sunny days.

Later that day, I went to the St. Louis Arch. I’ve been there plenty of times in the past but it’s still breathtaking. It represents happiness to me. And this is a great picture if I do say so myself. Two in one day? Ya, but so worth it.

This next one is from Dinner the following night. I love calamari. Which is strange if you know me, because I rather hate seafood. But I could eat Calamari until my stomach exploded. Admittedly the full out squids are a little hard for me to swallow (no pun intended) but lil calamari rings….mmmm! 🙂

Haha…Gross!

Finally, a perfect vacation, complete with another Cardinal Baseball game. With an amazing person.

Me and B-Randy rooting for the good guys on a cool, perfect baseball night. ::sigh:: Until next time STL…

Furry Friends

This little guy was waiting for me when I got out of class today. Now living in Central Illinois, I see plenty, PLENTY of squirrels. But this guy was different. He was brave. This picture is taken on my phone, no zoom from about 1.5 foot away. He ran right up to the edge of the grass I was standing on, looked up at me and went back to his snack. I have never been so close to a wild squirrel for so long; it was cool. Plus he’s so darn cute!