Random Monday

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• We are leaving here tomorrow, so today is for packing. Blech. Packing.

• I’ve really enjoyed the St. Louis area. There is SO much history here. The church across the street was built over 150 years ago and is gorgeous and in beautiful condition. There is an area of St. Charles (which is where we stayed) where all the houses have little signs in front of them telling about their history and what was happening at that time. Our house was half a block from Historic Downtown St. Charles, where there have been a ton of art fairs, street festivals and outdoor jazz concerts. The street is lined with cute little shops and paved with bricks from the 1800s. It’s an adorable little town.

• We visited the Arch on Saturday.

See all those steps? Jim wanted to run up them while I trotted along, singing the Rocky theme song.

I declined.

At the foot of the Arch is a really terrific museum about Westward Expansion, and we were fortunate enough to listen to a Park Ranger give a talk about the covered wagon. Since we are now reading The Little House in the Big Woods in the evenings, I felt quite smug about our museum experience. We saw several of the things we’ve been reading about. I was especially happy to show the kids a muzzle loader and powder horn. It was very homeschool-y.

Irrelevant Side Note: My dad had a muzzle loader. I think I saw him shoot it all of one time because it was such a pain in the butt to load.

Irrelevant Side Note the Second: Where I grew up, Hunter’s Safety Classes were mandatory in 6th grade. I learned how to shoot a rifle when I was ten.

• We did not ride the elevator up into the Arch, choosing instead to spend our money on a riverboat cruise on the Mississippi. The Mighty Mississippi! Exciting!

Jim kept offering to sing Proud Mary. I declined.

• I am looking forward to getting out of this climate. I think the Missouri river is trying to kill me dead. Ninety-nine percent humidity has ruined the marshmallows in my Lucky Charms. It’s not right, man. It’s not right.

• Happy Monday, y’all!

8 Responses to “Random Monday”

  1. Kristy Says:

    Oh how sad I am that you are not coming to MN next. Sigh. When you were on that river cruise, you should have just kept sailing up North.

    I am glad that you enjoyed it there so much. Midwest weather and the lovely humidity is awesome. Just awesome.
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  2. chocolatechic Says:

    Where did you grow up? West Virginia???
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  3. Deb Says:

    Colorado. I lived in a tiny mountain town that catered to hunters. It was for safety reasons. The hunters would come up and shoot each other every year. My sister and I used to wear blaze-orange vests when we walked to the school bus so we wouldn’t get mistaken for a deer.

  4. April Says:

    I understand about the Lucky Charms. I used to live in FL. Also: I think Random Monday should be a link up. Cause I always want to do a Random Monday post, but then I’m like, crap, I can’t because that’s Deb’s thing. 😉
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  5. Meghan Says:

    I can’t believe you declined a Proud Mary serenade. You could have posted a video of it on your blog. Selfish! Think about your readers.
    Meghan´s last blog post ..Scheduling and New Motherhood

  6. Nan | wrathofmom.blogspot.ca Says:

    You declined a Proud Mary serenade? I would have said yes. Then made him do a la Tina Turner. GOOD TIMES.

    I’m Canadian, so I have no idea what you should read.

    I looked at the photos of your vacation rental. WOW. It’s lovely. I hate my house now.
    Nan | wrathofmom.blogspot.ca´s last blog post ..Colin Firth + Leather Trousers = All is Right With the World. For now.

  7. Ingi Says:

    OK – what the hell are Lucky Charms???

    My Hubby reckons he likes the sound of Jim.
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  8. Steph Says:

    Please tell me you found the city museum. Coolest place ever.