It was a great week and I seriously can't believe how fast the time flew by. Me and the kids drove in a wonderful snow storm the first hour of our trip last Monday. After getting through Southern Iowa into Missouri it was smooth sailing. We stayed with my long lost friend (aka Skeeter), her boyfriend, and her two adorable (loved a little too much by my youngest) cats.
You know when you have a true friend: someone who goes out and buys you all that you requested on your grocery list, puts up with your youngest who gets up at 6:45 a.m. every morning rain or shine, tolerates a lot more "kid tv" then has been watched ever in her downtown "city loft", and has her boyfriend haul in all our gear from the car and back out to the car and spend the day at the zoo :). No really- great friend and great trip to St. Louis. Highlights: Zoo (free- great, even though a little chilly), World Fair Pavilion (O.K. so I thought it was from the World's Fair AKA "Meet me in St. Louis" movie, but it actually was built five years after the fair as a memorial to fair), Museum of History (Great World's Fair exhibit), Science Center, Bluebird Hill Restaurant/Diner, Central Library St. Louis, City Museum and of course sharing wine, good food and Funfetti cake with friends.
The penguins were great.
Loved the World's Fair Exhibit at Museum of History
Cousins at the Picasso