Ah, me … how happy I am to be alive and well in the month of August. Rain has been soaking our dry grounds, college beckons me to class, and lessons are being learned. Thank you all for the sweet messages I received after my last post–such encouragement given! I am so glad to count you as my dear friends and sisters in Christ even when distance separates so. 🙂
This post will be a mirage of items all stuck in a few
short lengthy paragraphs. 🙂 First, I want to tell you about the many pleasant things which recently occurred.
In honor of last month’s goal to visit the zoo I must share a few pictures. We so enjoyed visiting St. Louis’ zoo. It is a lovely place full of well-kept grounds, yummy smelling foods and of course many animals. We arrived at eight o’clock in the morning and had a blast visiting the different areas. My favorite animals of the day? The fluffy chickens, hippos, the big cats, and the grizzly bear. D loved seeing the akapi best. 🙂 It was extra special to have been joined by my mother-in-love, sister-in-love, and niece. So fun!
It was so much fun scavenging the city. My first clue led me to the local library where I found the next set of instructions under a statue of a large basset hound in the children’s section. From there I walked on toward the river where an imitation Liberty Bell hangs and where the next clue was hiding. Then I walked on to our favorite pizza place, Arris Pizza, and was shocked to find Dalton’s truck parked … but the man himself was gone! I didn’t know what to think so I assumed one of his coworkers had picked him up and gone on into work. So, as the clue instructed, I drove the truck to a local movie and book store where I found the last clue enclosed in a movie case. 🙂 The final paper told me to drive to Central Dairy, a delicious ice cream shop, where I was to piece together the clues. The answer: Look In The Glovebox. I looked and found a leave slip and right then my Prince came walking up to the truck! The dear man had secretly taken the day off! It was a lovely day and one I will always remember … I’m so grateful for my fun, thoughtful, creative husband!