Phew, I didn’t mean to go quiet for quite so long! We spent a three-day weekend in St. Louis for one of my best friend’s wedding, and I was co-maid of honor, and it was quite busy! But loads and loads of fun.
So first of all, a massive thanks for all your thoughts and advice on my Fade color conundrum. It gave me lots of food for thought — y’all thought of things that wouldn’t have even occurred to me — and I’ve tried out lots of different things as a result (there’s been swatches, decisions made, decisions unmade and frogged … ) I think I’ve sorted it out now, and I’m excited to show you when I get a bit further!
In the meantime, I thought I’d do a very quick recap of where we’ve gotten since we last spoke … we covered quite a bit of ground.
Before we left Kansas City on Thursday morning, we did a very quick bit of sightseeing. We had a really lovely, if too brief, visit to the WWI Memorial. It’s really stunning (plus offers great views of the city). I only wish we’d had time to explore the museum, as the exhibits looked excellent.
And not far out of St. Louis, just over the Illinois border, we made another flying stop to the Cahokia Mounds — the largest Native American pre-Columbian site north of Mexico. They were quite impressive:
After a late arrival in Lexington, Kentucky and a very rainy night, we were back on the road this morning. We stopped at the Capitol Market in Charleston, WV for a quick lunch – fish and chips that blended southern and British, perfect for Mr. N and me (note especially the half sweet tea and hush puppies):
A break in the weather allowed us to enjoy a quiet overlook a bit later: