Monday, May 27, 2013
Spontaneous Fun and Sweet Friends
Our next stop took us through St. Louis and as I was driving along the interstate, I thought of how many times we have driven by the Arch! I have been up close and even up to the top before but my children have not - so I decided why not stop and have a little fun together! Make memories!!!
Samuel and I ended up not being too keen on the elevator ride and being up at the top - I never used to be afraid of heights, but think I am getting less ok with them! A nice security guard mentioned the Jr. Park Ranger program and all three of our children completed it and earned a neat badge. We were a little rushed there - but we had such a great time and I love how much my children enjoy these kinds of things.
Then we drove to spend the night with dear, sweet Katie and her precious family! Even though I woke up with a sore throat that morning, and hesitated to keep our plans for fear of getting her family sick - they graciously said we were still welcome and blessed us with such warm hospitality, good food and wonderful fellowship. What a blessing they are! And, Katie had fixed this darling basket for me and a second to deliver to Carrie. What a treat!