Ryan and I went to St. Louis for the weekend. We met up with some of his family from Memphis, to celebrate Shelby’s 10th birthday.
Ryan’s aunt Joanell planned quite a bash for Miss Shelby at Grant’s Farm in St. Louis. I love Grant’s Farm and St. Louis and we had a great time.
We fed the camels.
Bottle fed the goats.
Checked out other animals. There are lots of cows, bison, deer, ostrich, parrots and birds, peacocks, chickens (!!), donkeys, goats, camels, horses…. lots of animals.
Then we got Budweiser’s and slushies in the beer garden. (Grant’s Farm is run by Anheuser-Busch.)
It was so hot, so the misters were our relief. The day brought near-100 degree temperatures.
While in St. Louis, we did a little shopping and eating as well. And, we played Monopoly (which I decided that I will never play again… I’m not much of a gracious loser.)
But, weekends go by quickly, and before we knew it, it was time to head home. But, we had a lovely time with family we don’t see nearly enough.
And, for kicks, here’s a comparison of photos from now and the last time Ryan and I were at Grant’s Farm in 2005. I was in my senior year of college.
In 5 years, we got married, bought a house, started new jobs, brought home two pugs and lots more (much of what you’ve read here at our blog). (But, I was amused to find that I’m wearing the same necklace in both photos. It was a gift from Ryan.)
But, Grant’s Farm was still a fun place to spend the day. Especially with family.
How was your weekend?