No riding yesterday. We spent the day at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. What a beautiful site. I took about a hundred pictures. When we finally retuned to the hotel, it was time to watch the debate.
I'll post pictures from the Gardens later today.
We spent this morning taking care of some mechanical issues on my bike. I'm about to go for a short ride to tomorrow's start point. I'll update on that as well this evening.
Here is one teaser picture from the gardens.
We started outside with the most amazing lily ponds I've ever seen. I want Carmen, my coworker at the nursery to find some of these for our customers :)
The geodesic dome you see in the background above is the Climatron. Here they exhibit plants from the world's rainforests with a temperature and humidity controlled environment.
The Sycamore Fig
How big is your Peace Lily?
Those who know me will not be surprised that my favorite part was the Japanese Garden. This is also the largest area and has something for everyone.
Conifers, art, water features, Japanese maples, Koi (that you can feed) and a tremendous sense of tranquility:
They are really aggressive about being fed.
There is an area designed to attract butterflies
And even a succulent area
From there, we went to the waterfront for the obligatory view of the Gateway Arch