This weekend I got to spend some significant time in a beautiful location - Forest Park in St. Louis. The park is about 1400 acres. It is home to a zoo (free), art museum (free), outdoor theatre (musicals), science center, golf courses, trails, wide open spaces and so much more. In 1904, Forest Park hosted both the World's Fair and the Olympic water sports.
My Forest Park adventures started Friday night. There is probably only a handful of my people my age who have never seen Jaws and I am no longer one of them. Friday night we went to an outdoor showing of Jaws in the park sponsored by the St. Louis Art Museum.
Just for fun I recorded a couple of scenes. Trust me, the picture quality was much better in person. I love this quote "Out there is a Perfect Engine, an Eating Machine that is a miracle of evolution - it swims and eats and makes little baby sharks, that's all."
And a little drama for you...
We all enjoyed our evening. The movie was good and I can see why it became a classic. Even with antiquated special effects it definitely created drama. I seriously, did not expect to see someone get eaten though - yikes! And I did wonder why they couldn't just shoot that beast dead a little more quickly. After reading more about the production online, I want to re-watch it at home.
And one final hurrah - I made this Blueberry Zucchini Cake with Lemon Buttercream. It was supposed to be a two layer cake, but I made it single layers. My strategy was to share with as many people as possible, so I wouldn't eat the whole thing. Single layers made that much easier. I delivered most of it to family and friends and saved one delicious piece for myself :) Don't let the blueberries and zucchini fool you - this is a "naughty" cake that won't be a part of my life again for while. .
For more on "getting back into the groove" and "avoiding naughty cakes" please seen this coming Wednesday's post....