06 May 2013

Tower Grove Park Photo Op

On a whim I called Jessica and thirty minutes later we were at Uncle Bill's. I thought I'd eaten there before, but the inside looked completely unfamiliar to me. Anyway, here's the window we sat next to:

Impromptu date with Jessica

We went to Tower Grove Park for a while; it's my absolute favorite park in St. Louis. Don't get me wrong, Forest Park has a great Art Museum, History Museum, Zoo, a lake with paddle boats, multiple golf courses, soccer and baseball fields, the Muny, the Jewel Box, the planetarium which bridges across I-40 to the Science Center, miles of trails and I'm sure I'm forgetting a variety of other amenities. But the place is HUGE - 1371 acres - and surrounded by interstate and crazy busy streets... kind of segregated from the community in that way.

Tower Grove Park is just under 300 acres, in a residential area surrounded by houses, two and four family flats, apartments, a bicycle shop, grocery stores, schools. It has soccer, baseball, kickball corkball fields, lots of paths and trees and each pavilion is more interesting and ornate than the next. It's my kind of scene, man.

Impromptu date with Jessica

Impromptu date with Jessica

In any case, we stopped to walk around for a bit near the ruins. I wanted to climb to the top and asked Jessica to take a picture. I only knew she took two of them but of course later I discovered she took seven different ones...

I guess this one was a test, to make sure she knew how to use the equipment.
Impromptu date with Jessica

But THIS photo?
Impromptu date with Jessica

Extreme Close-Up from the picture above.
Extreme close-up



...still climbing up there and Jessica's just clicking away...
Impromptu date with Jessica

This is the photo I was going for:
Impromptu date with Jessica

But then Jessica said, "Pose or something," so I did this:
Impromptu date with Jessica

I thought we were done, but here I am climbing down.
Impromptu date with Jessica

If I were brave I would've hopped down this last set of blocks Q-Bert style.
Impromptu date with Jessica

Eventually we went back to her house and sat outside for a while.
Impromptu date with Jessica

Here's Jessica's legs.
Impromptu date with Jessica

The end.

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