Back from the 2015 IAGSDC Square Dance Convention in St Louis Missouri.
Dan Lyke2015-05-20 06:12:40+0000
Dan Lyke2015-05-20 16:42:31+0000
Off for a week to the IAGSDC square dancing convention in St. Louis MO. Not taking a computer. See y'all either there, or after.
Dan Lyke2015-05-20 17:23:13+0000
Metrolink train interchange at the St Louis airport: "we built this infrastructure for cars first"
Dan Lyke2015-05-20 17:49:43+0000
This sign is prominent and two sided. The actual bus stop sign is more obscure.
Dan Lyke2015-05-20 17:54:01+0000
First view of the arch
Dan Lyke2015-05-20 18:44:28+0000
Missouri drivers are so nice, they tap their horns to let you know they won't so much as swerve to avoid you in a crosswalk.
Dan Lyke2015-05-20 20:58:02+0000
People wonder at California's real estate prices, Californians are shocked at other people's produce prices.
Dan Lyke2015-05-21 08:32:50+0000
I understand how this came to be this way, but...
Dan Lyke2015-05-21 08:38:39+0000
Citygarden. Love this blobby guy with his robot and mallet
Dan Lyke2015-05-21 09:37:46+0000
Honoring city leaders?
Dan Lyke2015-05-21 09:41:33+0000
In front of the old courthouses
Dan Lyke2015-05-21 09:43:58+0000
St Louis from the Arch
Dan Lyke2015-05-21 10:02:20+0000
Lots of flood debris
Dan Lyke2015-05-21 11:01:13+0000
A big difference between here and California: the spectacle here is man made
Dan Lyke2015-05-21 11:18:27+0000
Looking up in the old courthouse
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The doors in the old courthouse are all faux finish
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Stopped by kids learning to circus
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In the Union Station model railroad exhibit
Dan Lyke2015-05-21 19:54:46+0000
Ceiling in the foyer of the St Louis Union Station Hotel
Dan Lyke2015-05-21 19:59:10+0000
Very tasty apple carmellita and banana creme torte for dessert at http://1111-m.com/
Dan Lyke2015-05-22 07:04:59+0000
Geez, I leave town for a day and a half, and y'all have an earthquake. Really, you need me to hold it together back there?
Dan Lyke2015-05-22 08:54:08+0000
Dan Lyke2015-05-22 09:08:24+0000
Cannot see this as a toast topping... uh, wait, that sounds like a bondage scene too...
Dan Lyke2015-05-22 09:12:41+0000
Presumably offering something to run away and join...
Dan Lyke2015-05-22 09:18:29+0000
Grand buildings in this neighborhood
Dan Lyke2015-05-22 09:35:20+0000
Lots of cool sculpture around town
Dan Lyke2015-05-22 09:36:05+0000
Dan Lyke2015-05-22 09:41:46+0000
Stumbled across the Moto Museum, through the back of the Triumph Bar.
Dan Lyke2015-05-22 09:43:31+0000
The faux turbine intake makes this
Dan Lyke2015-05-22 09:55:15+0000
Paging Larry Burton...
Dan Lyke2015-05-22 10:08:45+0000
Dan Lyke2015-05-22 11:01:01+0000
Czech 1927 design
Dan Lyke2015-05-22 11:24:33+0000
Detail in some of the least expected places, on western Pershing Ave
Dan Lyke2015-05-22 11:36:19+0000
Ate lunch sitting on the wall by this stop sign. The only people who even slowed came from the non-stop direction
Dan Lyke2015-05-22 12:01:38+0000
Central West End has big 5 story brick apartment buildings, and these lush gated big house areas
Dan Lyke2015-05-22 12:04:33+0000
Stately old manses on Pershing Place. We could sell our cottage and buy one, but the upkeep...
Dan Lyke2015-05-22 12:15:23+0000
Seriously St Louis drivers? I will break no more s*** about "California stops". (Asterisks inserted by Google voice recognition)
Dan Lyke2015-05-22 12:36:19+0000
Reason to end Prop 13? $649k With $3310 property taxes. Back in CA we pay $4600+ on a circa $460k assessment.
Dan Lyke2015-05-22 13:16:18+0000
Hanging our amongst the art at The Vino Gallery
Dan Lyke2015-05-22 13:17:21+0000
Yes, the humans just crossed the road to get a better view...
Dan Lyke2015-05-22 13:55:10+0000
Yes, the humans just crossed the road to get a better view... (take 2)
Dan Lyke2015-05-22 16:57:56+0000
Re-trying the "providing something to run away and join" from earlier
Dan Lyke2015-05-23 08:33:15+0000
I think I figured it out, but sometimes "no" means...
Dan Lyke2015-05-23 08:39:02+0000
Dan Lyke2015-05-23 08:41:03+0000
Naked men on fish
Dan Lyke2015-05-23 08:47:53+0000
Naked women with fish. And Charlene.
Dan Lyke2015-05-24 11:05:37+0000
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Being silly in the Plus room
Dan Lyke2015-05-25 08:24:38+0000
Dressed for dinner
Dan Lyke2015-05-25 08:41:20+0000
Planning for 4th of July weekend two years hence...
Dan Lyke2015-05-25 08:43:19+0000
Breakfast and the annual IAGSDC meeting
Dan Lyke2015-05-25 09:45:07+0000
Planning for 4th of July weekend two years hence... (take two)
Dan Lyke2015-05-25 09:46:21+0000
Weird: both Charlene and I lost all the pictures from the "Camera" folder on our phones yesterday. Possible Android bug?
Dan Lyke2015-05-25 14:28:52+0000
Trying again with the palms and springs
Dan Lyke2015-05-25 16:17:32+0000
Dan Lyke2015-05-25 19:14:45+0000
If you do nothing else this Memorial Day relevant to it, take a moment to re-read and ponder In Flanders Fields http://www.greatwar.co.uk/poems/john-mccrae-in-flanders-fields.htm
Dan Lyke2015-05-26 05:10:13+0000
In order to thrive, a culture needs to be more like a garden than a shrine.
Dan Lyke2015-05-26 05:29:10+0000
Waiting for the shuttle for the train to the airport. Apologies to @lisarokusek that we didn't meet up, but it was a full, fun convention.
Dan Lyke2015-05-26 06:21:07+0000
Please avoid exuberant athleticism.
Dan Lyke2015-05-26 07:53:02+0000
Dude, the popped collar? Meh. On a suit jacket? Uhhhh...
Without the "tornado shelter" text, this icon by the bathroom would mean something completely different