We’ll be leaving soon for our exploration of St. Louis. We’re pretty excited as we have some fun things planned. It was difficult to choose what to do as there were more opportunities there than I imagined. We did narrow down our choices, though, and I think we have a “do-able” itinerary.
Thursday evening: Leave for St. Louis. I imagine this to be a 6-7 hour drive. Sandwiches, chips & drinks will be packed for the journey. the in-car DVD player will be set up and I hope the girls will fall asleep about 2 hours into the ride. I am also hoping for only one potty break. We should arrive at the Drury Plaza Hotel around midnight.
Friday: We’ll breakfast at the hotel- hopefully after sleeping in a bit. The girls and I may stroll down the the City Garden to let Doug rest just a bit more or we’ll just head over to the Magic House. Lunch will be at Imo’s Pizza, as recommended by quite a few people.
Saturday: After breakfast we’ll head over to the Gateway Arch. I’m excited and terrified of this; heights aren’t my favorite thing. Before leaving here we’ll take a riverboat cruise. We’ll stop by the London Tea Room for lunch then head to the St Louis zoo. Dinner will be at the Boathouse Forest Park.
Sunday: After breakfast and packing we’re going to visit Grant’s Farm. After a stop for some legendary Ted Drewe’s Frozen Custard we’ll be “on the road again”, heading home with two- hopefully- tired girls who will sleep most of the way.
Full disclosure: While we are paying for our gas money to get to St. Louis and back all of the expenses we incur while there will be covered by the CVC. While the CVC is sponsoring our trip all the decisions and thoughts about where we go, what we do, see, eat, etc. will be my own. Please see my disclosure policy for more specific information.