Summer Bucket List #15: Go to a Swap Meet/Flea Market

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We went to the swap meet on the grounds of the old Lemp Brewery. It was cool for me, because I know the history of it, being from St. Louis and all

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And I’m sorry, but I just wasn’t that impressed. It just seemed more like a giant garage sale. Maybe I just don’t really know what I was expecting.

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It was neat finding old books and Victorian coffee pots, but none of it was anything I really wanted to spend money on. I couldn’t even find any newer books!

 

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Anyways, this is the end of my summer bucket list. The only thing I didn’t do was go to the History Museum. I just kept thinking I had all this time, and then I ran out of it. Tomorrow I’ll post the Autumn Bucket List

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Summer Bucket List #8: Visit a New Farmer’s Market

The Soulard Market is the one we prefer. We don’t go every week like we should, but when we can be arsed, that’s where we go.

For this particular adventure, we chose the Schlafly Farmer’s Market at Schlafly’s Bottleworks in Maplewood. It’s nice and small, all outdoors. Everyone was kind, but the prices were way out of our range. We can pay half at Soulard and walk away with way more stuff.

I got some macarons (which I did not like); a cream cheese brownie (which I very much did like); a handful of zinnias (very colorful); some tea bags for my loose leaf tea; and a Schlafly Bottleworks bag.

I did like this market, but I prefer our usual at Soulard. What can I say? I’m very location loyal.

Summer Bucket List #10: Go Swimming

I was starting to thinkĀ  I wouldn’t be able to do this one. Lo and behold, I was wrong.

 

(Don’t get used to me saying that phrase)

 

This weekend was TOCO, a family festival held in Jellystone Park. Richie bops around from festival to festival in the summer, and Lauren had been wanting to go with him. (two peas, those two) So Richie decided on TOCO since it’s family friendly. I wasn’t going to go at first- I was just going to let them have their father/daughter time.

 

“There’s a pool,” Richie offered.

 

Damn that water was cold.

 

Maybe if the weather had been ten or twenty degrees hotter it would have been better. I mean, you let any part of your body out of the water for even a minute and it was back to brain numbing temperatures.

 

We were in the water maybe an hour and a half. At the festival itself for four and a half hours. We checked out vendor row and Lauren and I had some ice cream (of course). It was mostly a music festival with stuff to do for the kids, and it’s for a good cause. It was a nice break from the monotony, and definitely nice to disconnect from everything for a few hours.

 

Also, Richie caught a skink!

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We passed it on to a little girl so she could play with it and then let him go

Summer Bucket List #4: Visit the New Polar Bear (Photo Heavy)

He’s adorable!

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As much as he can be in the sweltering St. Louis heat. I bet he’ll be gorgeous when it gets cooler and he’s more comfortable

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Mom and I went early this morning and had a great time

Tell me this is not the coolest mohawk you’ve ever seen

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This is how you accessorize: make sure your claws match your beak. And remember: black goes with everything

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It never fails. These gazelle always have their eye on me when I approach

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Of course, if we’re being honest, we all know it’s because I’m going to jump over the barrier and snatch up that baby to take home with me

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Giraffes!

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Kangaroos just hanging out

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“Stop taking my picture, human, and toss down a steak. Rare.”

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Extreme closeup!

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Now it’s naptime

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