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Monday, June 4, 2012

A Spur-of-the-Moment Road Trip!

I missed posting the end of last week when an emergency came up for my friend Kelly.  I had to drop everything to help her out!  Her son was in Oklahoma playing in the Junior College World Series 10 hours away from us.  Her husband was coaching a high school baseball team in our state tournament.  She couldn't be both places at once, her husband couldn't leave, she had 2 dogs to worry about, and stress was climbing by the minute!!

Our family stepped in and decided to drive her half way to Oklahoma where her nephew could pick her up and get her to her son's game.  So we all piled in our van Thursday morning at 5:30 am and headed toward Oklahoma!  At 11:00 am we pulled into a Walmart and dropped her off to finish her journey to Oklahoma!

We took advantage of our little road trip and stopped in Missouri at the Meremac Springs State Park.  It was a beautiful little place where a mining settlement used to be.  We wandered through their peaceful park and had a picnic lunch.


I think this little building is a pump house, but it just reminded me so much of a fairy tale!


This cute little deer was just laying in the grass enjoying some grass....


I absolutely loved the lush and green moss on the rocks!

We then headed into St Louis where we hit the Arch, the Butterfly House, and the Zoo.

It was a whirlwind trip, but as always, we made the most of it and had a great time with our family.

Here are a few more photos from our trip:

 At the top of the Arch.

 Silly girls!

 Looking down from the Arch!


 An orangutan having fun playing peek-a-boo!

My favorites, the giraffes!

2 comments:

  1. Oh my word - what fun! Love seeing these photos! You have such a precious family. Want to come to Wolf Park? Let's chat - you have been on my mind a ton!!!! Let's talk this week! Love to you sweet sister and servant of God!

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  2. The pump house looks so beautiful. I love seeing deer, something only found in zoos here. Kelly must have greatly appreciated your kindness and you ended up having a nice day out.

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