Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Travel Time

Dan and I just got back from a trip to the St. Louis area. We were there for a relatively short four days, but it was for his sister's wedding, so it was still a pretty big trip!

Wedding Flowers

Except for some colder-than-expected weather (the event was mostly outside), the wedding was really lovely. Sadly, I don't really have any pictures as I'm not a huge wedding girl and was having more fun just being social with folks, but I think I was one of only a few few folks not snapping shots, so I don't think anyone will notice the lack. Pretty much the only thing I got was the reception site during the decorating, just to prove it happened!

The Wedding Venue

The trip was much easier on my health-wise than I anticipated. The day after the drive there (and back) was a little rough but otherwise I was good. Though apparently four days of fairly regular activity is about all I can do before I start to turn to mush. Yesterday was a day of mushiness and recovery. I'm starting to feel a bit more non-comatose today. (Of course, we seem to have brought the cold and rainy weather back with us and that's not helping. Dang it! I'm ready for pool weather!)

The last time we drove to the area, I think it snowed for about half of the trip. This time, the drive was really nice. Long, but nice. (Made longer by the fact that Dan went the speed limit the whole way there. Which is good. But yeah, makes it longer than normal.) Oklahoma had a metric ton of Indian paintbrush and it was probably a good thing I hadn't brought my 'real' camera as I was already tempted to make Dan stop too many times for pictures.


(I held myself to just one wildflower-related stop, but I did manage to slow the trip up there a little by also getting in a yarn stop. I couldn't help myself.)

The way back we ended up listening blindly to GPS a little too much which took us a slightly different way (skirting around OKC but then we ended up unable to get on the turnpike because we didn't have exact change) and that way had tons of paintbrush but also some crazy vibrant and dense patches of crimson clover.

Crimson Clover

All in all, a very good trip.

Oh yeah, and did I mention yarn?

Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lace Malabrigo Yarn Sock
Vice Paradigm Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere



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