where in st. l were you? did you know that the botanical gardens were once called "shaw's gardens" after the family that donated them to the city? when i was in hs i did my "research" into leaves and trees at shaw's gardens because they had all of the trees labeled. of course i found a leaf from tree that only grows in outer Mongolia, so i got caught. no one else did. lol
i haven't been to the st l zoo since the eisenhower administration! how exciting. i remember it was always a fun place to go. did you get to the art museum while you were in the area? and did you do the arch? they started building it about the time i left.
as you guessed, i'm originally from st l. until i was 10, we lived in n.st. l, near natural bridge road, and after that we lived in university city. i left st l at 18. it's a good place to be from. as far from as possible. 1200 miles is about right. only failed in my life once, and that was in that god-forsaken berg. not it's fault, but it is a trigger for me. i have some cousins ands one aunt still alive there. i doubt, though, if i'll ever get back. so, on your next trip, tell the place that i forgive it my failure. lol
That light at the end of he tunnel? It's an on-coming train.