Sometimes I get an urge. Usually it involves a deep and unignorable longing to visit Mongolia or the United Kingdom. Once in a while another random place will steal my heart. Today it is St. Louis Missouri.
I’ve driven through St. Louis many a time on our crazy cross country family drives. Every time I drive through St. Louis I get the feeling that it is my kind of a place. I long to explore more.
As usual, a pinteresting excursion will have to suffice for now:
Number one reason I love St. Louis? The history of course. “The Gateway to the West” has a nice ring to it, and then there is a convenient 630ft arch for those who need a visual:
(If you are willing to pay the mulaah, you can take a tram to the very tip top. I bet the view would be stunning.)
The skyline is quite nice. Also, the city is on a river. And I’m unabashedly partial to cities with water.
I seem to recall that as a very very young child, we visited a Lewis and Clark museum under the ground beneath the arch. I still remember that I was quite impressed and fascinated by it.
Last summer we passed through St. Louis on a road trip and stayed one night there. We didn’t do any official exploring, but I made sure to wake up early and was able to spend an hour walking around the neighborhood before breakfast. It was lovely. The houses were charmingly old fashioned and elegant in the most down to earth sort of way.
Apparently there is this thing called the City Museum in which a man took extra parts of architectural projects and created a really crazy building in which people can play, touch, climb, and explore various architectural marvels (including a 10 story slide, ahem… where can I get my ticket?).
Also, there is a supposedly spectacular children’s museums with thousands of hands on activities. Who doesn’t love children’s museums?
(apparently the museum includes a perfect remake of the oval office for kiddos who want to feel the power)
And one last thing, St. Louis was host to a WORLD’s FAIR! Is anyone else desperate to go to a world’s fair? I just cannot really imagine anything cooler. But that is a whole nother post (and also possibly a children’s novel I am writing)…