My ideal day in STL? Fluffy clouds but not too hot (which rules out much of the summer). No hurry to get up. Dark roast coffee and breakfast with Mrs. C, who remains my best friend. An afternoon shooting at one of The Lou's unique events, particularly the People's Joy Parade, https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=88921809%40N00&sort=date-taken-desc&text=People%27s%20Joy&view_all=1 . Picnic dinner on the lawn outside the theater where Opera Theatre of St. Louis takes place, followed by a performance of, say, Le Nozze di Figaro. A glass of champagne under the opera festival tent before bed. (But not this year.)
We found this rock on Picnic Island in Forest Park, apparently one of fifty. I have a picture of another we found in front of the art museum that I may post. We could start a scavenger hunt, but 50 rocks in 1,300 acres / 526 hectares, while better than a needle in a haystack, is a big challenge. Anyone interested?