Easter Tornado

Our plan to visit family in Alton was ruined when a tornado hit the St.Louis Airport Friday night. We were really looking forward to seeing everyone and meeting my cousins’ toddler sons Max and Will. Since we couldn’t get a clear answer as to when the airport might reopen, we decided to reschedule. Traveling with Ellis and all of her stuff makes delayed flights and rebooking all the more complicated.

We tried to make the best of our unexpected Easter in NYC with a visit to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden on Sunday. The forecast called for rain all day, but we saw there was a dry window before noon. We dressed up, packed the rain gear and headed out. Boy were the weathermen wrong on this one! It turned out to be a gorgeous summer like day. The sun felt great. It was even so sunny that we ended up using our umbrella for shade and buying Ellis a hat at the gift shop.