Also, A Scavenger Hunt!
I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I haven’t finished up with the Alphabet Challenge. Can you believe I started this whole project way back in April of 2012?? Yeah, over a year.
Okay I admit I’m not really that embarrassed. I’ve been busy! But alright, alright…here we go with W.
So many wonderful, fun days we had capturing these. So many different places and adventures…
Remember the Great Katy Trail Adventure? That was my last birthday’s fun. Well, we managed another Rope on the Run capture on that trip:
That summer we had some other, warmer adventures as well. One humid day in June or July, W, Ad & I were walking along the bank of the mighty Mississippi, and we looked across the river, which was at an historic low, to see the wreck of barge exposed in a sandbar.
“There’s our W!” I said, pointing. “Let’s go!”
The Guys both looked at me like I was insane. Then (after a whole lot of cajoling and some fancy persuasion on my part) we all climbed into W’s Jeep and headed to Illinois, because that was the side of the river that the wreck of the barge was on.
After a drive through cornfields and along the top of a earthen dyke, we ended up here:
And, well…I couldn’t pass up the chance to get the Scavenger Hunt of a lifetime: a Wreck! (There’s no category for this, so I’ll have to rely on Dee to decide where it should go, or if it should be its own (really cool) category.) ;-)
After that rather epic “W,” I found one more later that fall.
I love waterlilies, and while I have always known of them in the ponds at the Botanical Gardens, I was not aware that they also grow in two ponds in Forest Park. So when I saw them as we were walking back to our car after this adventure, I knew I had to have another photo.
Even if a wedding was in progress in the building just behind us.