After the hubbub of the wedding weekend, it was time to sit back and relax a little.
We spent one night out in the country at Dave and Val's. The highlight of this, for Johanna anyway, was getting to ride Becca's pony. The daylight was too far gone for me to get a good picture of the event, but you may imagine the bliss.
On Saturday we went to the zoo with John's parents. In the picture above, everyone is watching the polar bear swim around above us.
We got there early enough to go up into the Gateway Arch. You can see from the sign behind Micah's head that we were 630 feet up in the air.
Personalities really came out when we reached the top. William was first fine, then cautious, then pretty well freaked out. Micah was eager, then happy, then bouncing off the walls for fun. Johanna was uncertain, then cautious, then serious and very ready to go back down. Sam was mildly interested, then bored.
John and I handled it with admirable equanimity.
Next day we were off to Kansas and you know all about that already.
It was good to go, good to come home. We were thankful to sleep in our own beds again! But even more thankful for a store of good memories from time spent with friends and family.