Back in July, I visited my parents in St. Louis. It is still one of my favorite cities to spend time in and explore. Since I have already done the whole arch thing I never want to really do anything but relax and play games (with drinks of course) when I visit. This time was no different. However, I was thrilled when my Mom called a few days before my trip to tell me to pack my swim suit because we were heading to my dad's friend's lake house for the night. Since my parents sold their lake house in Arkansas a few years ago I have missed lazy days on the water so I was pretty pumped.
^view from the window seat:)
^Charlie, my mom's cat, chillin' waiting to be fed.
^morning sunshine in University City.
^morning sun from my parent's front yard.
^Charlie's morning photo shoot.
Our morning was pretty lazy, as pictured above, so we didn't get as early a start as we had hoped. Which is pretty typical and not really a surprise. The first order of business before hitting the road was to stock up on beers for our lazy afternoon on the lake. We hit up Craft Beer in Clayton. Heaven for any beer lover. And the staff were so helpful and friendly. They found me a good gluten free beer to get. We then hoped back in the car and were on our way.
^there are few things better than a good book, a hammock and a sunset.
After a day of water biking - yes there is such a thing - and a delicious dinner of Mexican and giant Margs the intention was to play shuffle board. However, the Cardinals were playing so my parents had to watch some of it. Of course my Mom fell asleep on the couch while watching the game so there was no shuffle board. So I headed out to get some photos from the dock and the cool moon. A beautiful night to end a great day on the lake.
Are you a lake or beach person?
Do you have a favorite place to visit in the Summer?