Well now that I'm finally getting some energy back and sort of back on track with life, I thought I would finally share why I missed HHM the last week. We were in St. Louis for a hockey tourney, that was also part family trip. It was a wonderful trip for several reasons:
*St. Louis is a cool city
*We had a lot of fun and good family bonding time
*the weather was heaven while there - upper 50's and sun!!
*My posts I pre-scheduled during all that time went well, so I guess I know how to do that - yay!
St. Louis Missouri was about a 12 hour drive from where we live. The hockey tourney went very well (we won!) and the weather was so mild. Almost 60 a couple of the days, lots of sunshine, no snow and it really felt like Spring. It was very hard to leave that let me tell you! For those of you who have never been to St. Louis, or are not from the states, here's some info for you.
I'll let the photos do a lot of the talking for me. One of the first things we did was see the arch. My hubby and I have been there before so it wasn't our first time in the arch, but it was for our kiddos. They were a little nervous going up (you go up in tiny little cubicles with seats for only about 5), but then they thought it was really cool! We had some fellow hockey folks' kiddos with us too (also in the photos).
Some other hockey players and family "holding up" the arch. Lol
Looking straight up at it
Can you tell my daughter was still a little nervous (biting her nails)
Looking straight down - you can see shadow of the 2 sides of arches meeting on the ground
View from one of the windows out at the city and the Mississippi River
One of the other really neat things I wanted to share with you that we did was the City Museum. It was the most unique Children's Museum I'd ever seen. It was built in an old shoe factory and was part beautiful old building, part museum, part junkyard (to play on!) and part something out of Harry Potter! Lol You can read about the museum here. Get ready for more photos:
Walking into the museum you see an old plane torn apart (you could crawl through and walk around in the sky) and a bus hanging off the top of the building. Unfortunately, the top outside floor was closed for the Winter but I guess there's even a ferris wheel on the top.
Walk in a whale
A unique aquarium
The many floors and some of the architecture
Gargoyles keeping watch
Lions keeping watch. Lol
Life sized tops you could sit in a roll around a while.
You crawled through a cave that came out to this: 3 and even 10 story spiral slides you could go up in and slide down. Looks like a Harry Potter movie doesn't it? Lol
Giant organ by the slides
These are just a few photos of what was inside - now some from outside:
Castle turrets to explore
A giant ball pit to play around in
Walkways in the sky
A tree house built on a "tree trunk" of recycled railroad ties
Enter the crazy forest and tree house if you dare