Saturday was beautiful here in St. Louis. The oppressive summer heat and humidity – the kind that makes a person think the big muddy Mississippi River has somehow made the air part of its floodplain – is gone. The days are cool and sunny. The best tanning weather St. Louis has to offer, and it’s nearly October. Imagine that. A perfect day for a balloon race, an annual event here in Forest Park. Yes, the sky really was that blue. Needless to say, not a lot of work got done on Saturday.