Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis…Meet Me at the Fair

This past weekend we went to St. Louis and met all these fun people at the hotel in Creve Coeur, not at the fair. But we had a good time nonetheless.

All those kids belong to David and his siblings — four of the five have little ones.

Saturday night David’s mom and I went to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the park in St. Charles.  Before the sun went down, it was steamy and Maddie got nice and sticky from the lollipop she ate.

The guy in the hat is the boys’ favorite part of the weekend, their cousin Neil.
He’s just seven months older than Cameron, so they all got along swimmingly.  The handsome guy in the back is David’s Uncle John, who was a sportswriter for the Boston Herald a few decades back.  He has some great stories.

The mighty Mississippi was swollen beyond its banks.  See those benches?  We were supposed to drive along that road down there, but the water had other plans for us.

Here are some of the cousins waiting to get into the Gateway Arch.

Here we are on the way to the top of the arch.  Those elevators are TEENY and they only hold five people.  They also have no windows.  I hide my claustrophobic near-panic well, don’t I?

Then we finally reached the top and enjoyed the views.

Here’s those same benches.  If you look at the bottom of the picture, you can see the bases of the arch.  I got a little dizzy taking it.

Look!  I’m still alive.  Can’t wait to get down.

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