Friday, July 16, 2010

Ginormous Turtle (197/365)

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“Turtle Goddess
she of the hard shell
soft underneath
awaits enormously
in a dark grotto
the young Heroes....”
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "The Film."

TIME:  7:34 PM
PLACE:  Turtle playground in Forest Park
SUBJECT:  Soft shelled turtle sculpture

We have a friend visiting this weekend.  Dana from “Dana Does Digital” arrived last night and is staying with us until Saturday.  Unfortunately for Dana, my children were comfortable enough with her to feel that they did not have to be on their best behavior.  They acted normally and whined and bickered amongst themselves as if they had known her all their lives.  We try to make sure that when you’re here, you’re family, and get to see us warts and all at Casa Sujomi.  Today, she suffered through a day of sight seeing with me and the kids.  Our grand tour included a trip up in the Arch, a stop at the Old Courthouse, eating lunch at the Lafayette Fire Co. No. 1, shopping for a bit and then heading back to the abode for a short rest.  When HH finished work, we then went back to St. Louis for some tasty sushi and Ted Drewes Frozen Custard on Old Route 66 for some dessert.  On our way to Ted Drewes, HH drove a meandering scenic route to make sure that Dana had plenty of photo ops while she was here.  One of the places we stopped at was this Turtle playground in Forest Park.


Christina said...

Wow ~ that is a big turtle! How fun to meet up with a blogger friend! :)

bentonflocke said...

what a big and cool guy!