Wednesday, March 18, 2009

You Can Find Me in St. Louie

Friday afternoon, Chip called with some good news.

"We aren't going to trial! I can take some time off for spring break!"

"OK then- let's go somewhere!"

I knew our trip only had two requirements- it had to be a short drive, and there had to be an indoor pool at the hotel. My kids fondly recall last spring's trip to Ann Arbor- the one where they took their first plane ride and attended their first wedding- as the trip we took to a hotel with an indoor pool. They periodically mention that we should go back to Michigan soon, because that hotel was really cool. I figured it would be pretty easy to recreate that same magic somewhere closer to home.

We decided to jump on the St. Louis bandwagon and go up there for a night. We figured we could walk around downtown, take some pictures, do the arch, and visit City Museum before leaving town. All that and swim, of course. I know there are tons of family-friendly things to do there, but we decided to limit ourselves. Why force the kids to leave the pool and see the sights if we were paying good money for that hotel?

So that's what we did. We had a wonderful time and so did the kids. They can't wait to go back to do more swimming and revisit City Museum. The only thing I'd do differently is find a hotel in a more central location (we were on the edge of downtown, near the hockey stadium and the action) and stay two nights.

Yes, there will be more posts and more pictures- I really do have to describe City Museum in detail, plus Chip took like 500 pictures.


Stacey Greenberg said...

the only thing warren said all weekend was, "wait let me take a picture of that!"

what hotel were you in?

Cullen said...

Too bad you don't know anyone with hotel connections.

Mrs. Katherine said...

I've been seeing a lot of posting going around the internet about St. Louis trips recently. Yet there is not one mention of the hairless monkey that lives at the zoo. How do you go to St. Louis without seeing the hairless monkey?!?