Happy Pagan Friday, everyone!
It’s been an eventful couple weeks cosmically speaking. If anyone was lucky enough to be within the direct path of the solar eclipse on Monday, you got quite a show! Where we live had a 85-90%, but we drove 5 hours to the St. Louis area (his mom lives just outside of St. Louis) and were able to experience the full, 100% totality of the eclipse. 100%. The entire neighborhood was outside, enjoying the moment. When it hit full eclipse, the neighbors hooted, shot off fireworks and really just had a little party. It was amazing.
We did a little touristing for me while there. I got to see deer being hand-fed at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery (the second largest military cemetery in the country – second only to Arlington) and we visited his father’s burial site. It’s truly humbling to see the stones for those who fought and died in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Even if you don’t know of anyone who may be buried there, I recommend visiting if only to show respect and appreciate the sheer number of souls who died for their causes.
I also recommend the Mastodon State Historic Site. Part little museum, part nature hike – It’s pretty cool to see how the park came into existence. Make a day of it and take sneakers to walk the trails; there may even be an excavation in progress. My guy told me stories of him and his friends as kids, finding bones and teeth in the creek. So, in a way, he was part of the discovery and establishment of the park. Cool, huh?
Kimmswick. You have to go to Kimmswick. And, you have to eat at The Blue Owl. Then you need to walk around the tiny village and check out all the shops. It was hot as balls out so we didn’t do any walking around, but with cooler weather comes another potential trip.
While we didn’t see any metaphysical shops anywhere, you may come across some pathfinders in your travels.
I did realize something today. With the move 300 miles north, I can feel the (miniscule) change in climate. My body is going nuts and wants to get all the Fall decorations out. i realize it’s still 6 weeks away, but try telling my instincts that. come Sept 21, though, look out…
Thanks for hanging out for a few minutes! I’ll be here next week with a rousing discussion on T2 Diabetes. I know; it’s too much excitement!