Monday, April 2, 2007

What a Whirlwind!

Hubby left town Thursday afternoon to have dinner with a friend in St. Louis and then flew out for a nuclear medicine conference in Dallas on Friday a.m. He came home Sunday afternoon. We decided we needed to get out of town during his absence and went to St. Louis for the day on Saturday. We met our friend, Becky, at the zoo. It was cool and overcast, but we had a great (although short) time there. We went through the Children's Zoo and then ran through the penguin area before leaving.She then took us to Cicero's on the Loop for lunch. They have great pizza! After we dropped her back at her car (and L took a nap in the back seat) ...we went to see some other friends and met A for the first time! Tiff looks amazing and they all seem to be settling in quite well! She's so cute and very sweet! Leo is turning into a very big boy and seems to be a great big brother.After we left there we ran over to visit our friend Jessica! It's been ages since I've seen her. We didn't get to meet her boyfriend, but at least we got to catch up a bit with Jess!She took us over to Trader Joe's (no trip to STL is complete without hitting that shop!) We got lots of yummy things to bring back with us. It started to rain as we got there, but the rain turned into a torrential downpour as we were checking out! Luckily, we parked very close and there was a wonderful employee walking (uuumm, running) people out to their cars. I was able to pull up and load everyone without us getting too wet.

After we left Jess and headed home we ran into more rain (you couldn't even see the highway lines) along with hail. It didn't last too long. L doesn't like traveling too much, but we finally made it home around 10:30 that night. We had a great time, but we were all tired.

Hubby surprised us by getting an earlier flight home and we were all glad to see him! His trip was quick and fairly painless. His flights were a bit rough, but not delayed.