Monday, October 18, 2010 almost here

It's October in Saint Louis...and it's still balls to the wall hot!
(Though I won't complain too much because I will surely miss the warmth once winter is in full swing.)

I will say, however, that it ruined my pumpkin patch experience this fall. Perhaps I am just used to fall in Washington (I miss it SO much!), but I was expecting a bit of a crisp weekend, some roaming around a local farm to find a good pumpkin and a tasty caramel apple...and got NONE of those things. Sunday was in the 80's when we went to Stuckmeyer's Farm, which was waaaay overcrowded with the not-so-classy people of Fenton, MO and their offspring. The pumpkins were not pretty and the patch they grew in was terribly small and to make matters worse, the caramel apples SUCKED!!!! I love a crisp, juicy, granny smith apple covered in caramel and peanuts on a stick to make me a happy girl. Stuckmeyer's Farms used red apples, cut them up (no stick!), scooped them into a bowl and pour some caramel on top. Definitely not what I was expecting.

[Not really enjoying the caramel apples...]

If you have small children, Stuckmeyer's Farm is a great place to spend an afternoon with it's variety of activities for smaller children, but make sure you go when the weather is cooler!

For those of us who do not have small children but still want to visit a pumpkin patch, I recommend Brookdale Farms. Russell, Jacob and I and had a much more pleasant experience without the crowds and screaming kiddos. We got to experience some open air, see some farm animals (even a chicken duck!), and find our way through a corn maze.

[Chicken duck!]

To make it even better, the corn maze had 10 riddles that if we found and solved, we could enter our name to win a prize! Thanks to Brookdale Farms, for saving the day!
[The funniest riddle aka: CORNumdrum of them all]

Hopefully, fall temperatures will begin to creep its way back to St. Louis, but until then, I'll enjoy the sunshine!

[Strolling through the cornfield near the Missouri "mountains"]

Hey you...

...Yeah you!

The Blogger on the couch! And you! The one in the coffee shop!

Go outside and run around in the leaves while you laugh for no reason. It's good for you!

Enjoy this beautiful weather while it lasts!

Monday, October 4, 2010

October Update

Hey everyone!

I've been a terrible blogger lately, so here is a quick update on my life!
-I'm back to working TWO I'm a server and a receptionist and I continue to wonder why I ever went to college since my degree is doing NOTHING for me.
-I'm in the musical, Annie Get Your Gun, and I have landed the role of Dolly - Hooray!
-Went home last week/weekend and every day was action-packed. I went dress shopping with Christen, chilled with my padre and hermano, visited the piano bar and threw down with some awesome Island Mates (just to name a few activities).

[Elphie was pooped on the drive home from all the excitement that was Ohio]

-Went to my last Cardinals game of the season :(

[Some guy insisted on taking a picture of me with my camera and kept telling me what a "keeper" of a photo it was. Gotta love STL]

-Elphie and I went to the APA's Canine Carnival sponsored by Purina and saw a yellow Poodle (apparently there was a costume contest...)! Elphie did some tricks, got some treats, free food, and a new toy! A fun afternoon, indeed!

That's about all the excitement in my life for the moment. October should be a great month; I hope to go to a pumpkin patch to pick a wonderful pumpkin to carve and take a fun road trip, all the while enjoying the beautiful colors of fall!

Hope you get to enjoy the change of seasons as much as I plan to :)