The Arch, Check-In, Meet and Greet, Dessert(s) and Sock Balls
We gathered in the lobby for breakfast and to plan our morning trip to the Gateway Arch. The strange yellow ball in the sky signified that we had better weather to attempt the trip downtown.
The poor GPS had not been notified that the river drive that is the scenic route to the Arch was flooded so after a few U-turns and the Arch in sight we managed to get to the north end parking garage. And walked along the upper river walk to the south entry point. Our timing was perfect and we entered, bought tickets and went right to the top.
It is quite the thing to look at from the ground up and then look down from the viewing windows. And gives me an added perspective for when I watch Category 6, the weather disaster movie where the Arch is destroyed by a tornado.
Atferwards we took pictures and basked in the sun, people-watching, before we returned to the hotel for a bite of lunch and to check in for the Flingg.
It was great to meet and greet Flingers old and new while exchanging oohs and aahs over their knitwear. The evening progressed into snacks and a drink for supper and a yummy dessert bar before the much anticipated sock ball exchange, more knitting and meeting new folks.
We tried for an early bedtime since we planned an early morning of royal wedding watching. All in all, a great beginning to the Fling.
If you are going to skate on thin ice, you might as well dance.
Make the most of the “Middle”; life is a journey, not a destination.
Every day is what you make it - Crazy Aunt Purl
Message of the Day: Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.. Life may not to be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.
Your Creativity is more than a novelty. It can turn into a REAL JOB. You can make a living by making stuff up! -- Tom Lichtenheld (author of Everything I Know About Pirates)
You can change your world when you link your positive thoughts with positive feelings and actions.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it! Boldness has genius, power and magic in it -- Goethe
When you follow your bliss...doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else -- Joseph Campbell
One cannot have a lukewarm life. You have to live with passion! -- Antonia Pantoja
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Try everything...in case you are missing out on something. -- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee aka The Yarn Harlot
The more things you are interested in, the richer your life can be. -- Saul Cohen
The best place to start to get any place is where you happen to be -- Anon
Live for Today
Dream for Tomorrow
Learn from Yesterday -- Anon