I wanted to do one last post on my St Louis trip to tie up some loose ends. One of our readers left a comment for me to put St Charles on my short list of places to visit while on my trip. I did (thank you very much) and my sister and I took the short drive across the river. The weather was beautiful and the historic downtown quite lovely. I am not really sure why I did not take many pictures. Oh yes, now I remember...I forgot my camera! My sister got a few of the streets and sidewalks, all brick. I have never had such a bouncy ride as driving down the main street (and I thought Camp Bowie in Ft Worth was bad, not even).
We did find a lovely store called Rock, Paper, Scissors right on the main street that had beautiful paper, stationery and many rubber stamps.
I went to St Louis for a reason.. and it had nothing whatsoever to do with shopping or site seeing.
My Nephew Adam was getting married.
I thought I'd share this photo of him that I took back in 2005 in Brazil just across the border from Uruguay. By far my favorite photo from the entire 2 week trip traipsing from Natal in north to Jaguarao the south.
Love this photo.
Old world meets new world.
Texan meets Gaucho.
Adam had yet to see a real Gaucho so this was a perfect moment in time, finding this young man walking on the street. My husband (who speaks Portuguese) asked if we could take his picture and he was so nice to let us.
|You have to know that after this picture was taken we drove directly to back to the city and he used all his souvenir money to purchase a matching outfit, right down to the boots.|
So proud of you Adam.