The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Trip to Soulard

         Saturday, our boy scout troop did a 22-mile bike trip to Soulard Market. For those who do not live in the St. Louis area, Soulard is a historic, open-air farmers' market. There is a bike trail that winds along, parallel to the Mississippi River.  We also visited the Arch and Eads Bridge.

        Our son is 22, and having become an Eagle Scout and now doing his internship in Kansas City , he is no longer active.  We still volunteer with the troop because 1) it's enjoyable and 2) there were parents who helped Ian out as a scout, even though their boys had graduated and moved on.  It's a way of paying back the "debt" we feel we owe...

        The boys we rode with, the boys who go camping and hike trails...they are exceptionally nice young men.  With most of them, there are so many "ma'am's" and genuine polite behavior, we wonder if we're in another dimension of time and space.

         But, no. It's not an episode of The Twilight Zone.  It's reality.  In 2010.

photo by Roadsidepictures

         Unfortunately, the misbehavior, the crimes, the apathy and self-centeredness get all the press and all the attention.  People talk about all the things that are wrong with the youth of today.

         But what about the things that are right?

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