Monday, August 12, 2013

Summer FuN! ~ Zoo – And Other Stuff


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Wow! I cant believe it has almost been a month since my last post.

This Summer has been unlike any other! Crazy the way it is flying by.

I’ve been noticing on Pinterest and Blog-Land a lot of Fall decor and posts.

I love Fall, truly I do, but this year I’m not ready for it yet.

I feel like, I’m still waiting on Summer to begin.

Seriously, we have had such a mild Summer here in Southern IL.

I’m not complaining, well, not really.

Usually the humidity is so bad you cant stand to be outside.

This Summer, when its not raining, the days have been so pleasant and the nights can get down right chilly.

So, this year I must say…

I’m not quite ready for Fall.

I’m enjoying our so-called Summer too much.

APP ~TammyWhat all have I been up to since we last visited??

Actually, quite a bit.

Brett and I enjoyed a day away.

It was another beautiful day, so we took a little trip to Giant City for a picnic.

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Sometimes it amazes the beauty that surrounds us here in Southern Illinois.

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While we were enjoying the gorgeous views from the top of the water tower, I noticed Bald Knob Cross.

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It is toward the upper right hand side.

Anyway, I have lived in Southern IL. all my life and have never been.

Well, not since I have been old enough to remember.

So we decided to go.

Even though it is visible from where we were, it is actually about an hour away.

Something I did not know, I thought it would be right down the road, since I could see it.

Nope. :)

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(Above)  I loved this view when we were arriving.

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Wow! This cross is Huge!

I knew it was big, but I didn't truly realize the magnitude of it until I was standing in front of it.

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And More gorgeous views from up here.

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Humm, I could see the cross from the water tower but I cant see the water tower from the cross. ;)

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While we were driving home, we came across this most adorable little shop.

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Come to find out, it is Rendleman Orchards, and it has been around for over a 100 years.

Wow! Never knew it was here.

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As soon as I walked in I thought…

Oh, I want all of that up there!!

Unfortunately, none of it was for sale. (Didn’t really think it was.)

The entire display were items from the actual farm through the years.

Love it!

It had been a long time, way too long, since Brett and I just got out and had fun.

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We had a wonderful day together!

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Kortney went up to stay with my Sister for a few days and when it was time to pick her up, we decided to meet at the Zoo in St. Louis and make a day of it.

Mom was able to get the day off from work, so her and dad went too.

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If you are ever traveling near or through the St. Louis, Mo. area, put the Zoo on your must do list.

It is one of the very Best, plus it’s FREE!

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(Below) Do you see who’s trying to hide in there??

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(Below) Yes, everyone thought this was sooo Funny!!

Me, I didn’t find the humor in it. (Hehee!)

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(Above) I really wanted to try to reach in and pet one, but I figured it was a No-No.


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I’m going to sign off for now…

But I will be back tomorrow with photos of our trip to “The Longest Yard Sale” or also known as “Hwy 127 Sale”.

This was our first time back in a few years.

I had a blast.

I found quite a bit and at wonderful prices.

*Sneak Peeks!*

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Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting with me.

Talk Soon,



Felicia said...

Gorgeous cross pictures.

Love your zoo pics too.


cynthia lee designs said...

That is one big cross...I'm sure it is awesome to see in person. Great Zoo photos...hubby and I have been thinking of going to the zoo as we haven't been there since our granddaughter was 3 years old and she is 13 now. Can't wait to see what goodies you got from the Endless Yard Sale. I got some great deals here in Ohio. This was the second year that we did it.

Danice G said...

That cross sure is huge! Beautiful wildlife and scenic photos. What kind of camera do you have, wow! 'Love the old side-button shoes also. One of my favorite items :)

bettyj said...

Wonderful pictures Tammy. We need to go to the St Louis Zoo before Beth moves back home. I went on the LYS too, and had a blast. Found some goodies. Can't wait to see your finds. What is going on with the house? Mine is dead in the water and I am good with that.

Elisha said...

You sure don't look like you could be becoming a Gma! You have the creamiest skin for your age! Looks like you have been having a lovely summer!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Beautiful pictures Tammy.
Can't wait to see your finds.
Have a wonderful day.

Simple Pleasures said...

Hi Tammy,
That cross is gorgeous, I am loving the weather here in Illinois as well. I don't mind not having heat. Looks like a fun summer for you.