One of the good things about being married to an academic is the occasional conference trip. Each year Dennis attends the ACA/PCA conference. Sometimes, if I can get away, I go with him, and this was one of those years. Not only could I get away, I needed to get away. So we hugged the kids and left them with Uncle Adam and Aunt Laura, and headed to St. Louis.
That thing is just plain amazing.
It's a little bit deceptive, because here,
I am calmly looking out the window,
down at the city below.
What I did not post was a picture of the previous
in which I stood in the middle of the deck,
breathing deeply and trying not to panic,
and barely holding back the tears.
I'm proud to say that
I decided since I was all the way out in Missouri,
and I was all the way up in the top of the arch,
that I might as well get over it and have a look.
The heart palpitations weren't all that bad...
You deserve a long nap.
(Thank you very much! Don't mind if I do!!)
Look at that view.
Here we are!
He LOVED it up there!!
I took a LOT more photos.
It's just a really COOL place.
and it's not too hot,
and it's not that crowded.
Dennis had a little work to do.
I didn't photograph the fantastic meals we ate, or the long naps I took, or the bright pink nail polish I used, but rest assured, I did all those things. And did them well.
I also didn't photograph the horribly turbulent flight we had from St. Louis to Denver, and the little green paper bag I held for most of the flight. There was no need to photograph the cancelled flight from Denver to Salt Lake, nor the sprint from gate A-68 to A-36 for a different flight on a bigger plane that would fly higher than the altitude where the high winds were causing all that turbulence. There was no need to take pictures of the huffing and puffing that went into catching that flight and getting home a few hours later than planned! I did, however, feel the need to photograph Utah Valley as we made our approach to Salt Lake.
you've caught, Wade!
He's really big!!
No, you can't keep it.
And that's my time out. Man, I feel better.