I walked into the yoga studio, and after saying hello, the instructor informs me that class might be cancelled today. Instantly, I felt a little down. I had picked out a new place, woke up early, and drove 30 minutes to do a hot power class, and now I was being told it probably wasn’t going to happen. I knew I should have picked a different studio! Since I was early I decided to wait around a bit. I searched Google to see if there were any other studios in the area. Nothing close by. The instructor then informed me that she was just a substitute and wasn’t even prepared to teach a hot vinyasa class. I sunk a little bit lower, but I was still going to wait until 9 am to see if anyone else would arrive. Just then, three more people showed up and class was back on! I ended up practicing for free and got to take a mat home with me. The studio was going to take a bunch of left-behind mats to Salvation Army, and the instructor offered one to me. What a morning! And, to top things off, an organic grocery store/deli/juice bar appeared on a map just minutes up the road!
With juice in hand and Rod Stewart’s new album, “Time”, on the stereo I was ready for the rest of my day. With a little patience what could have been a disastrous morning took a turn for the best and put a smile on my face.
It’s only wrong when you decide it’s wrong, when you give up on making it right.
The big kids decided to have a day of fun in St. Louis. They walked over to the City Museum, the perfect place to have oodles of fun! It’s like more like a playground for people of all ages than it is a museum. You can slide into the basement, crawl through underground tunnels, squeeze yourself through holes you never thought you could fit through, climb trees, zip down a ten story slide, chuck balls at your friends or random strangers in the ball pit, climb through wires that stretch out into the air, jump on top of airplanes, and discover secret tunnels and rooms throughout the stretch of the building. There are signs that read “Please Touch” in the museum-like section on the second floor. You can touch paintings, turtle shells, and old pinball machines. Nothing is off limits, except for the gigantic rocking chair which you are left to look at and wish you had one of your own.
I have a ridiculously big smile across my face just thinking about this place. If you want to go to a magical land where every single person is happy go to the City Museum. There is nothing like it. Adults become kids in an instant and kids remember how awesome being a kid really is :-)