Josh and I went to the zoo on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to see the Wild Lights with his parents. We got there about an hour early so we decided to check out the zoo. There were tons of cool … Continue reading
Josh’s Parents came out to visit us the weekend after Thanksgiving. It was really great to see them. Since I am between jobs at the moment, we can’t afford to go visit our families for the holidays this year. Josh’s … Continue reading
Josh came out to visit me a few weeks ago for my birthday. He wanted to just have a relaxing weekend and go out to dinner at our favorite restaurant but I thought I’d check to see if there was … Continue reading
Sorry I have not posted for a while. I had a busy weekend celebrating my birthday with Josh! He drove down Friday evening in a terrible storm. Josh said there was tons of lightning and he even saw some hail! … Continue reading
My birthday is this weekend! Josh is going to drive out tonight and stay until after the Steelers game on Sunday so that we can celebrate together. That got me thinking about how I celebrated my birthday last year. First, … Continue reading
When I left off, Josh and I had just finished being attacked by a herd of greedy goats who tried to eat our pants (especially the drawstrings at my waist.) Then we looked at some of the birds that were hanging out in the zoo part of the park. Please check out the first part of our trip to Grant’s Farm to read about the deer park and goats. Oh, and technically the post on the Clydesdales was part of this trip to Grant’s Farm as well…
After meeting the goats, we checked out some of the other animals in the zoo. There were a lot of animals there with a surprising variety. One thing I should note is that the selections of animals are more like what you migh se at a petting zoo rather than a zoo. There were no dangerous predators like big cats. The park was still very enjoyable and it seemed petting the animals was allowed, though there were notices that the animals might bite.
We saw two really big tortoises. I got a picture of a tortoise up close, but I think this picture better demonstrates the size of the animal.
While I was in St. Louis Josh and I visited Grant’s Farm.
That is Grant as in President Ulysses Grant. Grant’s farm was actually the farm owned by President Grant’s in-laws. He later took over the farm with the intention of retiring there after his presidency. It was originally a peach orchard but he turned it into a horse ranch as part of his preparation to retire there. Unfortunately, he never actually retired on the farm. His children had moved to New York and his wife wanted to be closer to the grandchildren. After a bad investment left him in debt to the Vanderbilts, he eventually gave them the farm along with all of his other properties in an effort to pay off the debt. Continue reading