Symphony In The Park – 9/21/2023

Forest Park Forever hosts an annual symphony in the park. This year, we made it a point to attend this free concert. The weather report showed that it might rain a bit, but would be a wonderful night for a concert. Sonora was worried about getting good seats, so we made it a point to … Continue reading “Symphony In The Park – 9/21/2023”

Cardinals Game with Deck – 9/19/2023

The annual (or periodic) trip to the Cardinals game with co-workers was more enjoyable than usual for all of us. Hogan spent the entire game in the box having baby time. You can just see the back of his head above me, not watching the game live or on the TV. Sonora and I watched … Continue reading “Cardinals Game with Deck – 9/19/2023”

Early Morning with the Birds – 9/18 & 9/26/2023

My family and friends may not know this about me, but I love birds. I spent the early morning hours of several days in September looking for all of the amazing birds that are migrating through the St. Louis area. Oh, in case you didn’t figure it out yet, this is Danelle, not Hogan 🙂 … Continue reading “Early Morning with the Birds – 9/18 & 9/26/2023”

Firecracker Race – 9/16/2023

The Mississippi River Water Trail Association hosts the Firecracker Race as a fundraiser for their organization. I had paddled this race before when it was just laps around Ellis Bay and didn’t care for it. This year, they switched to a downriver paddle that I was excited about. Add that to the fact that Danelle … Continue reading “Firecracker Race – 9/16/2023”

Sunset Race – 9/14/2023

There is a part of me that wishes the Sunset Race was more popular. That would mean more boats out every month enjoying the water. As it sits, its a monthly reminder for me to use my boats and enjoy the outdoors. Most of the time I have some company. Today it was just myself … Continue reading “Sunset Race – 9/14/2023”

Salt Lick Trail – 9/9/2023

I was looking for some weekend adventure and talked Danelle and Sonora into hiking. I wanted to try something new and selected Salt Lick Trail. We used Google to map us to the trailhead and that was a mixed blessing. The main trailhead is along Bluff Road, but we selected the other end. That ended … Continue reading “Salt Lick Trail – 9/9/2023”

August – 2023

It wouldn’t be a good month without at least one cat photo. Coatrack is our family favorite and here is Sonora hanging out with him. I got an action shot of Dylan at the office. He left the company for another opportunity, but left his mark! I was able to see Kiersten and her daughter … Continue reading “August – 2023”

Volleyball – 8/30/2023

Danelle has played on the same volleyball team that her brother invited her to for at least 15 years. There was a small break during Covid, but the team came back. She’s the longest lasting player as people come and go on the team. This is best demonstrated by the fact that our kids are … Continue reading “Volleyball – 8/30/2023”

Festival Of Nations – 8/27/2023

We wanted to get out together before Corvin left for college. The Festival Of Nations in Tower Grove Park was an easy choice. We had gone before and found it a good time. We planned to sample more of the diverse foods there than we had in previous years. With a pocket full of cash, … Continue reading “Festival Of Nations – 8/27/2023”

Mussel Sampling – 8/12/2023

Danelle is on year 3 of a 10 year freshwater mussel sampling project. And for the record Danelle from 2 years ago, I did come back. This year is the first time she is re-visiting a site that has already been sampled. The first site we visited is at the Allerton, IL retreat center. There … Continue reading “Mussel Sampling – 8/12/2023”