Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Missouri Botanical Gardens (and other such funstuffs).

Hi y’all!

I actually have a backlog of recipes that need to get posted; however, it’s been pretty busy here in the Real World and thus, Cyber-World gets put on the back burner. 

This past weekend, The Hubs & I took a mini-vaycay up to St. Louis.  A city of much antiquity & French influence, one could call it the “New Orleans of the North”… but that just sounds so Yankee. ;)

We live about 3 hours from STL (yay, airport code abbreviations!) but don’t get to visit very often.  So we decided to make the most of our trip.  So we went to:

The St. Louis Science Center:




A St. Louis Blues game:

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The Schlafly Brewery & Bottleworks:


(I actually didn’t take any photos here.  Above photo nicked from here.  Schlafly makes my favorite pumpkin ale.)


And the piece de resistance, Missouri Botanical Gardens: 79 acres of “WOW”.  We walked about 2.5 miles of it & STILL didn’t see everything.  It was an amazingly gorgeous, sunny-although-slightly-too-warm day.  Perfect camera weather.

A few choice snippets:

Prettiest Cactus ever…

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When Iris eyes are smiling…

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Fringed Tulip (I LOVE these!)

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(Bishop’s Hat)

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Hedge Maze! (I beat The Hubs in our “race” to find our way through.)

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My ever-so-silly Hubs:

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Japanese Garden:

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That’s it for now!  This is the FeauxCajun & Hubs, from outside the FeauxKitchen, signing off!

(PS—don’t forget to go leave me a comment over here so you can try to win a set of wine charms!!!)

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