It certainly has been a wet summer here in St.Louis! We experienced that first-hand last week-end when we drove to Farmington to help John's sister Carolyn move. One the way down there we passed the Meramec River, which has over-flowed its banks. We also drove over a flooded road just outside of Farmington, and shortly after it was closed to traffic. On Sunday we drove to Carbondale, Illinois to visit our daughter Melissa and encountered several detours on that trip because of flooded roads. Pictured below is a road near the Chester bridge, which is a major crossing of the Mississippi River between Missouri and Illinois.
We also spent time at the museum looking at the other exhibit, titled "State of Deception The Power of Nazi Propaganda". It was equally enlightening and fascinating. However, after 4 hours inside I was ready to step outside and into the heat of the day. Before leaving Forest Park we stopped at the Jewel Box to enjoy the beauty of the gardens and ponds. Many colorful water lilies are now in bloom.