Friday, August 21, 2009

the end of the tour in st charles for now

part of the gardens at the conservatory inside the conservatory,(taken thru window) looks much prettier when decorated with candles, plants etc. i'll dig into my achieves to find pictures of my son's wedding to show it decorated the western house next to the conservatory built in the 1820's now an art gallery
i love this gate

Thursday, August 20, 2009

more st charles

the conservatory, on main street, used for weddings. my son and daughter in law were married here a few years ago butterfly on flower its the same color as the stamen my favorite store, the clover and thistle. everything irish and scottish. a little piece of heaven in st charles

Monday, August 17, 2009

scenes of St Charles

a reproduction of St Charles Borromeo church. the original was build in 1791 a typical French log church with a vertical post construction instead of a horizontal contruction like the picture on top
this is the common room of the Boones Colonial Inn. It looks like a museum but actually it is a hotel, circa 1837. the innkeeper is dressed in period clothing and the last time i walked on main street, st charles missouri, this building was pop's general store. the rooms are furnished beautifully with all the modern amenities. the wall are 3 foot thick and the building was built 33 years after Lewis and Clarks expedition.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

old st charles

this monument marks the area where Lewis and Clark departed to explore the western part of United States known as the Louisiana Purchase. (click to read) William Clark St Charles had been celebrating its Bicentennial this year. I spent all morning wandering up and down the streets looking for photo opps and gathering postcards. I have been this great site called postcrossing. You register and your name and address is sent to another member somewhere in the world and they sent you a postcard. You in turn get someone's name and send them a postcard. I've been having so much fun and for a change it's fun to get mail. The web site if you are interested is More picture of St Charles in the future

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

up up and away

i would love to do this one day.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


this is the reason my blogging has been off and on. last month i joined the y. i have moderate high blood pressure and after dealing with my dad's disease, his death and the selling of his house, the blues set in and i've found out i have bad reactions to depression medication, so thought i'd try exercise and do i feel better. i've only missed 3 days in the past month. i've taken yoga (which i love) and tai chi classes (which are interesting) as well as the weights and treadmill. the treadmills are great, they all have little television and you can watch what ever program you like. since i don't have cable tv this is my motivation to walk a little longer. i workout for an hour after work and by the time i get home and eat dinner, there is not much time to do anything else, but i feel so so much better and a bonus is i've lost about 5 pounds! yahaaaa

Tuesday, August 4, 2009