Sunday, November 2, 2014

halloween weekend



oreo balls
mummy dogs...ruff! 
witches brew (aka mulled wine)
very scary power ranger
robin hood
ninja
the incredible hulk

cutest baby bird ever








jude loves trick or treaters :)


definitely fall

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

chain of rocks bridge

Sunday was a great day to walk across the Chain of Rocks Bridge. Nice fall weather, a little sunshine, and two happy dogs. This great old bridge has seen a lot of history in its time. From its opening in 1929 to becoming part of the renowned Route 66 in 1936 to the site of a film by John Carpenter in 1980 to a tragic rape and murder of two sisters in 1991. For me, it's a bridge that evokes many feelings, memories of childhood, and memories of later times with my dad, and the one thing I always feel while crossing this bridge is an appreciation that it's still standing today. The bridge is now used for bicycling, dog walking, people walking, eagle watching, etc. Hopefully, it will stay around for a long long time to come, maybe even forever.
http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/route66/chain_of_rocks_bridge_illinois_missouri.html



















Tuesday, October 21, 2014

happy birthday dear daughter

34 years ago today...around 6 in the evening...my beautiful daughter Mandy entered the world. I'll never forget that day. Happy birthday to my dear dear daughter. I love you so much. Mom


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

a good day

Saturday was a good day. :)

First stop -- Schlafly’s in Maplewood for the 2014 Pumpkin Harvest Festival. Although chilly and damp outside it was still fun to browse thru the various booths and afterward partake in a little beer sampling.

Second stop -- Hwy 61 Roadhouse in St. Louis where I had the DDD Sampler. To see why it’s called Triple D, click: http://www.hwy61roadhouse.com/guy_fieri.php.  I’m not big on spicy food (other than Mexican anything) but my Cajun spaghetti and other samplings were pretty darn good. Mark stuck with his usual red beans and rice and Marilyn and Bob had gumbo and pepper jack hush puppies.

Third stop -- yummy Bailey’s Chocolate Bar in Lafayette Square where we all had the Bailey’s Chocolate Brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and just because it’s soooo good, an extra scoop of salted caramel ice cream. Yum.