Monday, July 30, 2012

St. Louis Day 3 part one

To start off our third day in St. Louis, we decided to do something more for the adults and less for the kiddos.
Tour Anheuser-Busch!
I didn't think they would...but they actually have Clydesdales at the distillery in St. Louis.  I didn't get any good pictures of the stables, but they're nicer than my house....
  I loved the old architecture.
 Paul and the kiddos in front of an old copper tub.  Notice Emmett's "smile".
 I like this guy.  I bet he'd be cool to drink with, if only I could get up there...
 They make you walk downhill several blocks on the tour, but when you get to the end they bus you back up the hill.  I thought that was a nice touch, especially as hot as it was when we were there.
 At the end of the tour, everyone gets free pop and pretzels...
 ...or the adults can each have 2 beers.  You have to bring your own sleeping toddlers though.
We were there for a couple of hours, so we were able to do something for the adults but it wasn't so long and boring that the kids were climbing the walls.  They did try to drive away in the antique beer truck, though!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

St. Louis Day 2

And 2 of our trip to St. Louis.  We went to the zoo but it was so hot we didn't get to see it all.  We mainly tried to stick with the cooler attractions.  But the St. Louis Zoo is free!
 Emmett at the splash pad.  I do recommend spending the $10 per person to get the Safari pass so that you get into the "extras" and it saves money if you do them all.
 Katrina at the splash pad.
 Katrina and one of their goats.  The guide in the goat area knew all of the goats' names.  Emmett wouldn't touch them.
 Emmett on the carousel.  I think that was his favorite thing.
And after a long hot day at the zoo...I wanted to be like this guy!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

St. Louis Day 1

We went on a short vacation to St. Louis last week, and I thought I would post some of the pictures and highlights on here for anyone who might be interested.  We drove into St. Louis from the east and, of course, the first thing we saw was the arch.
We went to the fair that was going on in the park around the arch and had a good time.  We had purchased tickets in advance for the arch to make sure that we were able to go up in it but there were plenty of available tickets.  We got our tickets from and they have several other activities that you can purchase at the same time and save money.  The kids got a kick out of going up in the arch and looking out the windows, although I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who's severely claustrophobic!
The ride up...Emmett's like "um, Mom....".

All in all the arch was a good time.  We wandered around the Museum for a little while and the kids looked at the animals and statues.  Paul was a little disappointed, though, because the gift shop doesn't sell shot glasses so he couldn't add an arch shot glass to his collection!

Also, for the other geeks out there....the arch's skin is made of 304 stainless steel.  I asked the ranger.