Mom and I spent one of our last summer days at The Castle pool, which was lovely as always. She picked a few souvenirs from the luscious garden as well.
Dad and Taylor whipped up some marvelous meals on the barbecue.
Taylor and I spied a lone fox wandering around a construction site one night when we were walking. It explains the really creepy screaming mating calls the rest of the family heard in the middle of the night earlier in the summer. I didn't hear a thing all lonely and far away up in the loft. This little guy was really cute though, and followed us along the sidewalk for a bit too.
The new McArthur's bakery opened in its new location downtown, and I have to say, it's giving Kaldi's a run for its money. It's clean and bright, and I've already found my spot in the front by the door so I can do a little people watching in between working. The mocha tasted great and as it is a bakery, their pastry items are pretty delicious as well.
Last weekend we celebrated Dad's birthday. He was playing in Springfield on Thursday night so Mom, Taylor, and I went and picked up his new tv! We moved our old, really heavy box tv out to the car so Taylor could take it to an electronic drop off drive the next day and set up the new one in the exact same spot.
The next night we ventured down to the Clayton Art Fair for Taylor's last night in town. We talked with some very interesting artists and saw some really cool artwork. It was a delightful last night and we figured out the rest of our Christmas in Europe accommodations! I ran in to Mom and Dad the next morning at 5am after they had dropped him off at the airport and I was on my way to work.
(photos by e.hunt)