Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Fun Afternoon

This afternoon, we met up with Dad and Mom Smith and several families from our home school support group at nearby Shaw Nature Reserve. We'd been there once before, and thoroughly enjoyed our first taste of it this year, taking a close to 3 mile hike.

Also, Dad and Mom Smith bought us a family membership for our birthdays! The membership covers up to 10 adults (children 12 and under are free) and includes admission to Shaw, the Missouri Botanical Gardens (including the Children's Gardens), and the Butterfly House. The part of it we will use the most is the admission to Shaw Nature Reserve. It's about 15 minutes away from us now, and has so much to offer! But we're looking forward to checking out some of the other spots, as we've lived in the St. Louis area for almost 9 years now and have never been to any of them. We're also hoping to take some friends and family to enjoy some of these displays of God's creation.

I just couldn't pick a few pictures to post, so I'm embedding another slideshow. Just click on it to go to the album (where you can see large ones and/or download full size pics). Enjoy!


Eryn said...

the botanical gardens is one of my favorite spots in st louis. PLEASE let us know when you go, we would love to meet up with you there. i dont think we have been to shaw too many times, i would like to though.

Laurel said...

I'll be sure to let you know, Eryn. That will be lots of fun!

Kolbi said...

Ooh, ooh, let me know, too! We love hanging out in St. L! Hanging out in Forest Park is one of our faves. What an amazing gift!