Dear Missouri

Dear Missouri State,
As you know I visited your state last weekend and I want to tell you I had a wonderful time.  I have to say that your city...St. Louis was very clean and attractive.  It was so exciting to visit some of your attractions while I was there, some of which brought out the kid in me.  Our first stop was the big zoo you have there and for the life of me I can't think of the name of it.  It's been at least 35 years since I have been to a zoo and still had fun watching all the animals.  They were all so amazing.  These are a couple of my favorites.  I swear the gorillas were talking in sign language while we were watching them.  Very cool!
 How majestic is this lion?
There was one ape named....Tammy.  How about that?

Then of course we wouldn't miss going to the amazing St. Louis Arch.  What a beautiful sight in your city. We did take the ride up to the top.  I'll have to say I was a little bit nervous getting into those tinsey tiny carts that take you up.  But I managed to keep my claustrophobia in check.

Bottoms up... taken underneath the St. Louis Arch.

We ended up on our last day at the St. Louis Botanical Gardens.  Ohhh, how pretty it was.  We left with all kinds of ideas to do in our own yard.  Here's some of my favorite spots there.

 Sorry the pictures a little blurry.
 I absolutely looove bridges.

So there's the round up of a few of the things we did.  There is just one thing though...if I may.... I just hope it's warmer than the 50 and 60 degrees we had while we were there.  Maybe next time when I'm there it could be more like 70 degrees (at least).    But other than that, I had a great time.


  1. Oh, I loved your tour! That, what a beautiful animal!! Have a happy day, friend!!

  2. Hello Tammy
    Your pictures are great!!! I looked around your blog to see your pics.
    I found your blog today and wanted to say hello.
    I live in Orlando and I have been in Florida since 1977.
    I hope your week is wonderful!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  3. Beautiful place and beautiful pictures.
    And I have announced a Liebster blog award for you. Check the link:

  4. Loved your photos seems like a fun trip

  5. Beautiful pictures! Tammy is gorgeous and that bridge is my absolute fave! Thanks for sharing! :) Have a great week!

  6. Oh, how I love the zoo. And do you know that the LION is my favorite? When I saw this picture, I started to smile, as this animal is a special one to me. I love bridges too. My kids used to play on this bridge at a park near our house, and I will always remember that happy time with my children. I even have a couple of pictures of the bridge to this day. What a wonderful post this was.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  7. definitely! I've followed you on google
    your blog is lovely by the way,waiting you on my blog xxx

  8. I've never been to St. Louis except in a whirlwind drive through! Thanks for sharing the pics! Happy Mother's Day! xoxo, Andrea

  9. the gardens are stunning ;)

  10. Everything is so green and lush, the bridges are lovely :)