From the website, "Memorial Day weekend at Frontier Park in St. Charles is about all things Irish. Put on something green and head over to the Missouri River Irish Fest. There will be plenty of Irish music, dancing, food, drinks and more. There's also a Kids Village filled with art, crafts and other children's activities."
The old St. Charles train station. While no longer used for trains, the building is still used for events. Today, one room in the building was hosting Gaelic (Irish) language lessons.
Fredbird (the St. Louis Cardinals mascot) passing by.
Old-fashioned ice cream churns using small engines, instead of child labor, to churn the ice cream.
Strategic Water Teams had a water purification system on display. They train volunteers to build and set up these systems, who can then go to countries that lack clean water to install them. The systems are cheap and, once set up, need only a marine battery and salt to purify tanks of water.
One of the old fire engines on display for the kids to play on.
After visiting the festival, we walked over to Main Street and strolled up the street to see the various shops.
A statue of Daniel Boone.
Grandma's Cookies shop was having a cookie eating contest.
A very old cash register on display in one of the shops on Main Street.
I like to see the old building designs.
The old Post Office
The Lewis and Clark Boat House and museum, which holds a replica of the boat used by Lewis and Clark for their expedition up the Missouri River.
My friend started growing peach seeds four years ago, and she gave me two pots when they were ready to plant in the ground.
Last year my friend told me she harvested her peaches, but I didn't see any peaches on mine yet.
I was excited when I found one of my peach trees starting to grow about 20 fruits last month.
I checked the other, taller tree, but it has just one fruit.
Every time I felt happy when I saw the fruits growing bigger.
And turning red.
Oh no. I saw two dropped and they had been bitten.
I sprayed chili powder but the rain washed it away.
What should I do?
Will the CD moving and reflecting light scare the animals?
I hope I have a chance to taste my own homegrown peaches.
We received the newspaper from our town, Florissant. I was simply browsing the pages and found that the annual Valley of Flowers festival this year was celebrating 'Wonders of the World' on May 5, 6, 7.
It was only about a mile from our home, so Steve and I walked over to see it.
The first thing we saw was an emergency helicopter. Steve asked, "Can we go for a ride?"
He was joking. (No, I wasn't! Maybe no one else had asked! - Steve)
There was a large circus tent when we arrived at the fairground, so we went in to see The Zoppe Family Circus, which had already started their performance (and was probably the reason for the emergency helicopter standing by.)
This guy gave an awesome performance, balancing on his hands on the long tubes.
There were also clowns, a local acrobatic group, and a mime. The only animals in this show were 2 horses. (Steve was really hoping there would be tigers, so he could pet them and bring one home.)
We appreciated the performers, we enjoyed the fun.
The Kincald Karacter Puppets for the little kids.
A play area for kids.
Older kids and teens can paint.
A petting zoo.
Face painting + balloon art, and pony rides.
There were many food vendors, mostly serving BBQ. Steve was immediately drawn to the stand selling funnel cakes, and tried the deep fried Oreos - Oreo cookies, dipped in batter, then deep fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar.
Bubble fun with the Bubble Bus!
Under the shade of the outdoor ice rink (closed for summer) behind the bus, several dozen information booths and craft vendors set up, selling their wares.
Many kids were enjoying the festival, we have no kids though. 小孩最喜愛這些活動了，我們沒有小孩。
I am still a kid sometimes. I want to grab the bubbles! 有時候，我就是小孩。 我知道人生如夢幻泡影，但我這小孩却天真的想抓住它。