st. louis has a lot of great things to do, so on our anniversary we decided to eat lunch and hang out at the boathouse in forest park. it's a beautiful place because it's located right on a lake, has amazing outdoor seating with a nice breeze off the water, gorgeous views, and it's super relaxing. i also love the fact that it's pet friendly so i love to see the different breeds of dogs and cute water bowls all over the place.
the temperature that day was around 95, but we were able to sit on the patio with an umbrella and luckily the breeze from the water kept us somewhat cool. we ate well and shared one of my fav desserts - bread pudding. this one was banana + pecan and was just ok, so i was somewhat disappointed. the waitress offered us a free sundae but since i'm lactose intolerant and wanted bread pudding i asked if she would switch. did she? hell no. thanks. . .
although the temps were blazing, i still had my heart set on paddleboats so we did just that after our meal. it was so relaxing and the trees, wildlife, and scenery were so pretty and neat. fall would most definitely be the best time for this because it sounds fantastic to be out on the lake seeing the changing of the leaves wearing jeans, boots, and a sweater, with the smell of bonfire in the distance. i'm not wishing summer away however.
it was a really nice day to enjoy our 5th year as a married couple, do something we haven't done before, and have a fun, relaxing, hot summer day.
if you ever visit st. louis or live here and have never been, it's definitely a must-do thing. i love it.