Friday afternoon, we decided to take a mini-road trip to St. Louis. After a rather lengthy stop at Trader Joe’s (a store we sorely miss) and some serious Clif Bar stocking (I am at this current moment in a Clif Bar induced haze), we drove to the big, empty house in the St. Louis suburbs we scored via Airbnb. After resting up, we were raring to go on Saturday morning. We ended up staying about three hours at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Honestly, one could probably visit the garden several days in a row and still not be bored. So much to see, so much to do! The trip was a wonderful experience and a nice memory to have before we embark on our seven-week vacation. Here are my favorite pictures: