Team Toasters!

In case you ever wondered how fanatical baseball fans can be, this is from the front page of the Cardinals page of the MLB shop:

Fort de Chartres

Earlier today, we took the children to visit Fort de Chartres, which is a state park and a reconstruction of one of the oldest fortifications in the state of Illinois. The armory room (the standing building in the corner of the wall) has been partially reconstructed but is the oldest standing building in Illinois.