So when my friend E. and I met for lunch to discuss this year's trip to the Christmas markets in Germany, we had a horrible shock. We peered into our wallets and found that due to the recession that we both had hardly any money! That put us into a terrible mood. With air fares to Europe higher than we ever remembered and a dollar whose value has sunk considerably, it seemed all was lost.
Then it occurred to us. Perhaps we could do something cheaper. And so we did. Above, you can see us in St. Louis, visiting with the Clydesdale horses decked out in their Christmas best at the Annheuser Busch brewery.