I've had a few issues to deal with the last few days, so I waited until today to post again.
I took the minivan in to Landmark to see about getting a few things taken care of that it's needed for a while. The automatic door locks don't work, the rear wiper self-destructed, and the driver's side mirror got knocked off a couple months ago when I got a little too close to one of those ^%%%^&#$$%% construction cones - it was sitting a little farther into the road than its companions, and I clipped it with the mirror. I glued a small mirror into the old ones place, but it's just too small.
Anyway, I ended up having to take the van in to the shop on Thursday after work. They arranged for me to get a rental at the dealer's rate while they worked on mine Friday. We got a really cool Chrysler Town & Country minivan with the stow-away seats, fancy automatic side doors, and so on.
Today was a spectacular spring day, so we decided to go on a little photo safari. We went out to the White Alloe Creek Conservation Area in Parkville. What a beautiful area this is! I had no idea it even existed until I saw a photo in the Missouri Conservationist Magazine. We hiked one of the trails, and got some wonderful photos! I'll share a few below....This is a really cool plant Jolene spotted - I love the way the sun shines through its leaves.
On the way home, I stopped at Price Chopper, and picked up a pound of hamburger, and a package of hot dogs and Johnsonville brats. The charcoal grill got its first outing of the season as well. I'm still full!
Now, I'm going to work on some other projects I've got cooking in the render-oven (that's 3D art-geek talk for having a project in process).
Have an awesome weekend, and I'll C U later!