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Lego Games Summer Tour

Lego has a new line of boardgames that they’ve taken on the road for a Summer demo tour. We caught up with them in St. Louis during our hometown visit. Visitors can try out large scale versions of the games. All of the games have some appeal, especially Creationary, a Pictionary clone where you use building bricks instead of pencil and paper. With all of the Lego bricks we have, we’ll probably take the game concepts and build our own versions of the games. It’s worth a visit if you love Legos and boardgames like we do. Tour dates are here.

Play Ball

Now that March Madness is behind us, we’re looking forward to the start of baseball season. Annabelle and Nettie have a season pass to the hometown radio broadcasts of the St. Louis Cardinals, streamed over the Internet. We’ll be going to a game later this month when they are in San Francisco for a weekend series against the Giants. To celebrate the start of baseball season, the Missouri History Museum has posted a series of Cardinals baseball photos taken in 1912. This is a photo of Harry “Slim” Sallee who was a left-handed pitcher for the team. There are also some great pictures of Helene Britton, the first woman to own a professional baseball franchise.

The Ladies of Laumeier

One of St. Louis’ hidden gems is the Laumeier Sculpture Park. The open-air museum has dozens of sculptures, from a five story of jumble of giant red tubes to a reversed face that you can climb down into. The park also has hiking trails where curious explores can encounter sculptures hidden among the trees.

Back from St. Louis

We were in St. Louis earlier this week for a brief visit with family. The weather was mild, much nicer than the heat and humidity during our Summer visits. We found time for a trip to the Zoo. St. Louis’ is one of the world’s best. Peabody enjoyed the trip around the park on the Zooline Railroad, which has been there since I was a kid. Nettie was happy to find echidnas and a sand cat at the children’s zoo. And we took a walk through the large walk-through birdcage erected by The Smithsonian Institute for the 1904 World’s Fair.