Recently a blogging friend posted about going to a lake and it reminded me it had been a while since I visited Creve Coeur Lake. This is one of my favorite riding destinations and seemed the perfect place to begin my day. What made it even more special is how seldom I get to check out the Lake on Sunday mornings. Sunday mornings are when the rowers are usually out on the water.
|The St. Louis Rowing Club uses Creve Couer Lake to practice.|
|It is very peaceful sitting by the water and watching the rowers.|
|The trees haven't really changed much in the last week.|
She was picking up Goose droppings. I went over and asked her what she was doing, but she didn't speak English and just pointed to what was in her bag. I'll probably never know the true reason she was gathering goose sh*t, but I'm guessing (hoping) she uses it for fertilizer.
I wanted to be at Neve Shalom to help raise the Congregational Sukkah. But, before Neve I wanted to go to Cabela's and, also, grab a quick bite to eat. This meant I had to tear myself away from the Lake and be on my way.
I made it to Neve nearly right on time. Much to my surprise I wasn't the first one there. It seems at Neve things begin when they begin and the published starting time is meant as more of a suggestion for when folk can start to gather.
|There were five of us and it was enough.|
|We erected the Sukkah on the concrete patio in front of the Synagogue.|
|Then we walked it up a slight hill and set it on the grass.|
|Proof I wasn't the only one enjoying myself.|
|Nearly ready to begin decorating.|
The day ended with Heather and I going for a nice six mile walk (at least according to her new Nano with pedometer). The two highlights of the walk were seeing an owl (no picture) and one particular squirrel (have pictures).
|This little beast let us get rather close, but . . .|
|. . . soon enough close enough was too close and he took off like a Busch Stadium Rally Squirrel.|
Tomorrow is Columbus Day and I'm still off work.