Monday, September 28, 2020

An Alton Safari

We were starting to run low on parks that were anywhere near St. Louis. This one was closed but I had developed an obsession of getting a picture with all of their signs so here we are.

Edward “Ted” and Pat Jones-Confluence Point State Park sits where the Missouri River joins with the Mississippi River in West Alton, MO. The Lewis and Clark Expedition began at the confluence in 1804.

I still wanted to do some walking and we were already pretty close to real Alton so we hopped the border.

All of this outdoorsy activity of late, plus being pandemic homebound, awakened a hobby from my childhood: ant keeping. I'm kind of excited because I now how the power and resources of an adult, plus the knowledge of the internet. As a kid digging up ants in the backyard I did not know what the heck I was doing and they always ended up dying.

I'd been on the lookout for a queen to start a colony of my own at home. I spotted one and grabbed it but it escaped before I could get it back to the car. So close!

As soon as I'm a billionaire I'm going to buy a bunch of small town theatres and restore them to their former glory.

I roasted some artichoke hearts that I got for free. I'm easily amused.

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