Today Kim left. It has been an action packed week of fun, fun, fun. On Saturday, I listed some highlights from each day. There were so many moments worthy of being a true slice, but I don’t have the time or energy to develop them properly. Some of the moments will live deep in my heart as memories to savor. Here are a few more glimpses into my past week.
My one little word this year has been sweet. I have found sweetness in being with friends and family. These people are especially important in difficult times. So it was particularly sweet for Kim to bring me a gift bag with some “sweets” inside.
The first stop on my tour of St. Louis for Kim was the botanical gardens. The Climatron had a special exhibit with Lego sculptures incorporated into the plants.
These strange critters were mostly made of Legos.
I took lots of picture of flowers and plants. Perhaps these photos may appear in another post, but here are a few to give you a glimpse into the gardens.
These gates had Chihuly glass. There were other places throughout the gardens with more of this glass.
Elizabethan herb quilt garden.
Not everything was plant based in the gardens. We spotted several geckos wandering about.
The Arch is a must do for any visitor to the city.
Kim snaps a picture of Cardinal stadium from the top of the Arch.
Dinner with Slicers and Tweeters and others was a wonderful way to cap off the day.
Christy is all smiles.
Tam and Ruth, wonder what they are focusing their attention on.
Ruth inspired and filled hearts with her opening message. I wish it had been filmed and saved on You Tube. It would be a video to view over and over.
My day was spent with Mary Helen, Tammy Shultz, Franki Sibberson, and ColbySharp. Each one nudged me to think in a new way.
After the entertaining dinner with Barry Lane, a group of us sat outside visiting. Eventually we had to move our talk inside, but it was fun to visit with new and old friends.
Friday came too early, and once again my thinking was pushed by Martha Horn, Kristin Ziemke, and Kelly Gallagher. This evening had a perfect ending. Dinner at a delightful restaurant with very special friends.
Next week, I will share the adventures of map reading. Stay tuned.