125th Sunset Race

Our normal monthly paddle on the Meramec river. Some photos of our fun.

Andy Clones playing Humpty Dumpty. This time he didn’t fall or break, but he also didn’t have time to paddle. Still awesome that he came out to see us!

Bernie Arnold brought me a boat to borrow. We paddled for a bit, but he didn’t have time for the official Sunset Race.

Jo Jo in her race boat with Jason behind her. Can’t remember the orange dude, but very cool guy.

I’m in the foreground with Mark in the boat and my wife Danelle getting ready to join us. A real treat for all of us!

Jay Doty in a skin on frame his son made. That boat is fast and lightweight!

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Jason’s 50th Birthday Party

Jason is turning 50 and Jo planned a nice get together to celebrate. We started off meeting at the Venice Cafe. This place started around the time of the City Museum. Every inch of the place is decorated! unfortunately for us, it was November and most of the place was closed. The bar was open, so we got to get a glimpse of what it would be in the summer time. I will have to go back and take Danelle as its quite the site!

Joe Sartori on the left and the birthday boy, Jason Locke on the right inside Venice Cafe.

After a few drinks, it was time to move on. Jason with the cement frog outside.

Judy taking his photo.

We walked over to Frazer’s restaurant for dinner. Its one of the fancier places I’ve been to eat before. Not what I consider fake fancy like Ruth’s Chris where the food is extra expensive so it has to feel special. The food here was presented in unique ways with interesting flavors. Definitely worth a visit for unique quality food.

Dinner lasted a long time and we had a fantastic time chatting. Jo brewed a special beer for the occasion as a gift to each of us for coming. She also baked a delicious cake that we shared for dessert. A perfect birthday for a landmark year!

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Operation Clean Stream – 8/26/2017

Danelle and I normally participate in Race For The Rivers each year. This year, we made a prior commitment that happened on the same day, Operation Clean Stream. We took a canoe and paddled down the Meramec River from Greentree to George Winter park, picking up trash along the way.

As you can see from the photos, we had a fantastic time. Actually, its hard to have a bad time when you’re on the river. Maybe next year we’ll race again.

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