While it may not technically be summer, it sure feels like it! It has been hot and so very humid. I love summer weekends. This one started with lunch on Friday with my friend Kelly and her sweetheart of a little girl.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
I love summer decorating - almost as much as I love fall and Christmas decorating. I usually put up the flags and such around Memorial Day and leave them up through the summer. Why limit that fun just to July?Valley Primitives.
Rusticpiks. I think the 1776 looks neat in our bicentennial-inspired house, and it's the perfect fit for the space between the stove and the vent.
Monday, June 8, 2015
Rather than just go to the concert then go home, we decided we'd make a weekend of it. The day after the concert, we headed to the St. Louis Zoo.
I didn't get a lot of other pictures, but we also enjoyed Tucker's Place for a delicious steak dinner. We went to St. Charles to do a little shopping and to Pappy's Smokehouse for another dinner. It was a great weekend! It's good to be home, but by next weekend, I'll wish we could do it again!
Sunday, June 7, 2015
We went to see Jimmy Buffett in St. Louis! We usually have to drive much farther, so it was a treat to see him this close to home!
We all agreed that the concert was one of our favorites. There were a few songs that we hadn't heard in concert before, and Jimmy just always puts on a great show.
For those counting at home, we are fairly sure this was my 9th and David's 13th Jimmy Buffett concert. I don't think we'll ever get tired of his music!
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Friday, June 5, 2015
We were at Arches on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend...with a whole bunch of other people! We waited in line for about an hour to get in, and learned that they had later had to close the park for a while, not letting anyone else in. Crazy!
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Due to limited time the last time we were in Moab, we didn't go to Canyonlands NP. This time, we were able to spend a day at the Needles district at Canyonlands. The pictures aren't in a particular order, but they are all from this area. We'd love to go back and spend some more time looking.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
From the lights and noise of Las Vegas, we headed to the silence and darkness of Death Valley National Park.
The next day, we looked around at the outdoor Borax museum at Furnace Creek Ranch, and made a few more stops around the park. The Scotty's Castle area had gone to summer hours and was closed while we were there, so we'll have to do that next time.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
After our visit to the Hoover Dam, we were ready to tackle the Strip again. On our first day, we took the monorail and spotted this crazy sculpture of kayaks, canoes, and boats. It's not visible from the Strip, we we took off in search of it and found it outside the Aria Hotel and Casino.