Thursday, November 26, 2009

Lock and Dam #25 Winfield, MO

There is a series of locks and dams along the upper part of the Mississippi to keep it navigatable. It's run by the Army Corp of Engineers. Last weekend grandson Tyler and I went down to the lock and dam near Winfield and were lucky enough to see them moving these barges through the lock.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Hike to Frenchman's Bluff - Cuivre River State Park

My grandsons and I decided to hike up to Frenchman's Bluff in Cuivre River State Park. Tyler is doing a little exploring off the trail here.
We haven't even gotten up to the bluff yet and I've already worn them out. Nothing a shot or two of Mountain Dew couldn't cure. (Their mom was NOT happy with me about the Mountain Dew)

The boys were a little disappointed that we couldn't see their house from the bluff but we still had a good time.

Another great view from the bluff.

And another!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fall Color in Tower Grove Park

These pictures were taken a couple weeks ago, if you don't want to look at a bunch of pretty trees you can stop reading now.

Friday, November 13, 2009

My Boys and I Go To The Zoo

If you keep coming back to this blog your going to see lots of pictures of the St. Louis Zoo. It is absolutely my favorite place to go. This leopard was having a bath while we were there.
The peacock was strutting his stuff at one of the food courts much to the delight of the children there.

It was feeding time at the sun bears enclosure.

We even got to see a parade.

And of course it wouldn't be right without a picture of Sean (and his brother Ryan) walking away from me.

A Walk in the Woods - Cuivre River State Park

About a month ago after the leaves changed color but before they all fell, my grandson Tim and I took a walk at Cuivre River State Park. It's only 50 miles north west of St Louis and just happens to be right next to Troy, which is where I live.
Tim makes it look so easy, I didn't get over that log anywhere near that easily or gracefully.

There was still a lot of color in the woods and it was a great day for a walk.

I love the way the sunlight turns some of these leaves almost purple in this picture.

And like his Uncle Sean, Tim is always walking up ahead.

Rasoi -the many flavors of India- Central West End

Rasoi is a wonderful restaurant with good food! A friend and I went for the lunch buffet and had a really nice meal. I couldn't tell you the names of anything we had but everything was good (and spicy)! Good friends, good conversation and a good meal, who could ask for anything more?
For menu, address and more info click here.