It’s been a weird summer. Seems that June and August have switched places. June was extremely hot and dry. The grass died, the weeds died, we even had a tree die. When the rains came, though, they really came. So these past few weeks when we’d normally be seeing things die off, they’re thriving! Even our little tree is sprouting again. Makes me feel like we’re starting summer over. Which is fine by me.
See, the first part of summer was all work no play, but our girls’ trip to Indiana changed that, and got the ball rolling for future fun. Last night, Hubby and I played tourist while Mario and her friend attended a concert in downtown St. Louis. We toured the Old Courthouse, watched the sun set on the Arch grounds and walked the city with a waffle cone full of ice cream. (I haven’t given it up completely.)
Not my pic of The Old Courthouse, but if you look to the right, the dark brick building is my old hotel, where we happened to stay the night of the concert.
Again, not my pic, but this is what the Arch grounds are looking like these days. They’ve been redoing the interstates and ramps to make the pedestrian commute much easier, safer, and nicer. The dark brick building to the right is my old hotel. In fact, you can see the room we stayed in last night. Fantastic view.
Tomorrow is the first of 9 working days in a row, which will likely suck, but there’s a pot of gold waiting for me at the end. Amp, Chip and I will leave next Sunday for an adventure of a lifetime. Ok, maybe not. But I get all giddy inside whenever I think about it.
I get to climb The Incline in Colorado. Something I’ve been dying to do ever since I learned about it from Abby. I love having a physical challenge to look forward to, and have been gearing up for it for months now. I can’t stand the excitement!
The boys are NOT ready for a physical challenge, but are excited about visiting Colorado. If the prospect of moving there can get them through one more year of school, then I’m all for it. And heck, I could visit them all. the. time.
After Colorado, the physical challenges ain’t over yet. In September I’ll be biking 175 miles in two days. My new bike is up for the challenge. I just hope I am. I’ve had some good training rides though, and have never felt better, so I’m feeling pretty good about it.
Fingers are crossed for some good weather for both. These days, you just can’t be sure what Mother Nature is going to do.