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Floating the Meramec River :)

6 Photos in this post When we lived on the farm we used to take tubes and float on the North Fork River. We could never go that far as we always had to pull the tubes back upstream, and after a snake swam over Richard’s foot one day with a fish in its mouth the appeal kind of died! It’s been one of our desires to do a proper river float, so when we had our unexpected holiday that is what we... read more

Update on Hannah

I spent yesterday (Tuesday) with Hannah. She was VERY agitated which is nothing new but of course when you have had major surgery, it is not very helpful. Hannah has never been one to leave band-aids or scabs alone. She ALWAYS picks them and this is no different. She managed to pull her bandage (protection) off in two places off her back and also pull out one of her wound drains! The nurse put some extra... read more

Hannah’s surgery went well :)

Thank you all SO much for your thoughts and prayers today. They were very much appreciated. Richard and Hannah had to be at the hospital by 5:30am! She was understandably very nervous but had a great team of nurses around her. She went back for surgery at 8am and the first incision was at 9:10am. They had to put a rod/rods & screws in from T2 to L1 which is 12 vertebrae! Richard has asked for a copy... read more

Lone Elk Park

Across the road from the World Bird Sanctuary is Lone Elk Park. If you are in the area you need to visit BOTH! Lone Elk Park is a drive through park. There are some picnic areas in certain spots but we just drove through or at least we attempted to! In the bison area, they were in NO rush! They decided that sauntering up the road for quite a distance was ideal afternoon stroll. As we were waiting at one... read more

St. Louis Zoo

5 pictures in this post If you are ever in the area a visit to the St. Louis Zoo is DEFINITELY worth it. It is FREE to get in although you do have to pay for parking. Caleb and I also paid for the Adventure Pass which at time of writing is $14.95. That allows you access to the 4D Theater, Train, Carousel, Stingrays, Sea Lion show and Dinoroarus. (You can purchase individual tickets for these attractions... read more

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