Zach finished his busy season at work, got caught back up at work with everything that fell to the wayside during busy season, and just finished another MBA class. He needed a break. I only work two days a week, but that doesn't mean I didn't want a break too. So we took one. And here I sit, lounging on a couch in a St. Louis hotel room with Staley napping and Zach out running in Forest Park. What a fabulous break we are having!!
We didn't make any plans for our week off work. We thought we might do some jobs around the house, take Staley to the park or the zoo, maybe enjoy a day or two in St. Louis. We woke up Monday morning to a cold, dreary day. The weather report for St. Louis? 75 and sunny. So we packed, booked a hotel, and headed down a few hours later. We booked our hotel for two nights, but have had such a fun time in the most b-e-a-utiful March weather imaginable that we extended our stay one more night.
I will post pictures when we get home, but here are some highlights to tide you over.
Staley: gently touching the flowers at the Botanical Gardens, riding the carousel at the zoo (4 times!), seeing the Easter Bunny at Purina Farms, saying 'hi' and making friends everywhere we go.
Ellen: eating pizza at Pi, visiting with my cousin Emily and my friend Jenny, the perfect weather, and the joy of sharing new places and new experiences with Staley.
Zach: eating pizza at Imos, watching the dog show at Purina Farms, cold draught rootbeer from Fitz's, and (even though he's not back yet) I'm sure that running in picturesque Forest Park on a wonderful running trail in perfect weather will make his list.