I wasn’t planning to take much of a spring break this year, but a last minute opportunity presented itself and I ended up in St. Louis (where I grew up) visiting the midwestern branch of my family.
In addition to various, disparate, adventures (including seeing the new movie, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and hearing the smokingly loud band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at local venue The Pageant), and the pleasure of being surrounded by people wearing St. Louis Cardinals paraphenalia, I am luxuriating in having the time to slowly read a new book by one of my favorite authors, Peter Hessler. Country Driving is his third book about living in and exploring modern-day China (following Oracle Bones and River Town) and I am enjoying it as much as the first two.
And, just to celebrate the official arrival of spring, I thought I’d share a couple of springy pictures.
I hope it’s sunny and warm wherever you are.