Sunday, April 18, 2010

Ben Folds, Midtown

Ben Folds and a Piano came to town.


It wasn't the best BF show I've seen, but I blame it on the audience. It was, flat out, no reservations, the worst audience I have ever been a part of. They were clearly not there for the music.


If I'd had those sticks I probably would have been escorted off the premises after using them to ask a couple dozen d-bags to please let me hear the show.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

SLSO Blogger Night, Powell Hall

Every once in a while, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra generously offers local bloggers tickets to a performance. I am not one of those bloggers. Happily, Julie is.

Gil Shaham was our soloist, dancing his way through Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2. That's him on the right with the long tie.


Watching him play was almost as much fun as listening to him, and I thought he sounded incredible.

The whole program was strong. I'll let JD tell you all about it. I'll just leave you with another pic of Powell's staircase

...and part of the view as we wandered back to our car.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Exterior: The Minister's Treehouse

I like to check out Roadside America whenever I'm thinking about traveling. It really paid off this time.




Around the Fall Creek Falls Inn

The kind folks at the inn had an Easter basket waiting for us when we arrived late Friday night.

Clouds over the lake Saturday morning:

The view from our room Saturday evening:

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Fall Creek Falls State Park, TN

Following our usual Easter tradition, JD and I ran away for the weekend. This year we drove a little farther than usual.

View from the overlook above the falls.

Near the base of the falls. (This was all the closer JD would let me get. Something about "slippery" and "falling" and "forgot your walking stick.")
I used a stranger for a sense of scale.

Hikers on another overlook.

Friday, April 02, 2010

On the Scooter

I live about 5 miles from work, 1.5 miles from the library, & about half a mile from Tropicana. I guess it's starting to add up.