April 28th, 2009

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Wonderful weekend...

We had a packed weekend, on Sunday, we went to see the Chinese festival and parade in the Missouri Botanical Center, and the show was very good indeed. Then our daughter picked us up and took us for a drive downtown, and this was the first time that I clicked all the touristy images of the Gateway Arch ...

I was supposed to upload several pics to my Photobucket site today...but a series of errands to run and jobs to finish took care of the entire time!

We are off to the hospital tomorrow, where labour will be induced; let's see what happens....obviously, I just might be off LJ for a while as I make the transition to grandparenthood!

But let me leave you with this wonderful mass of tulips at the Missouri Botanical Center...


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Well, if you click on that, it will take you back to my Photobucket site and you can see the other images that I have uploaded...very touristy, except for this one which is for beast_666....



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OK, see you folks....
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oh, no, not quite that quickly...

I was up at 5 am, getting ready so that we could leave for the hospital by 6.30 am (there's always that last-minute rush for the hot water!) and at 5.30 am, we get a call from the hospital, saying that many women came into the hospital in a state of advanced labour, so elective procedures like inducement of labour had been postponed...so DnA will probably get a call only this evening or tomorrow morning (more likely). All dressed and nowhere to go...DnA went right back to sleep but me, the insomniac...I went for a nice long walk!

It was neither rain nor even what we call a drizzle in India, but what is called a "fine Scotch mist"....when one can feel the moisture on one's face, but can't really feel the raindrops. It was a beautiful walk, and I came back with chilled hands and face (oh, it's been cloudy and cool here for the past 2 days, back from the HOT weather of Sunday), made myself some HOT coffee (which will not bear any comparison to the Park View baitu coffee) and wanted to have a nap, but meanwhile, I had to update D's parents, and itsalouwelylife, too....

So..no nap; but on the walk, I got the New York Times, and the St Louis Dispatch, and learnt from the latter newspaper that there are now five AMUR TIGERS which are exactly one year old today, at the St Louis Zoo ...since I seem to have a bonus day today, off I am going!

Here are the details about the Amur Tigers .


Meanwhile, here are a few images of the Gateway Arch , the iconic structure of this city....


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