Monday, March 23, 2009

Meet Me in Saint Lou-ee

I made my first single-mom road trip with the kids. I had two consecutive days off at work (the first that's happened in six weeks) and the kids were on spring break so we packed up Hot Red Speed and found ourselves on the other side of Missouri enjoying a few of the tourist attractions that Saint Louis has to offer.

With only a day-and-a-half to spend, we managed just a few stops, but had a fine time. The Science Center, the zoo and naturally, the Arch were the biggies for the kids. I personally was charmed by my old friend, Trader Joe.

We enjoyed a night in a hotel, which of course meant swimming for the young 'uns. And a few days before the trip I realized that I had never before personally checked into a hotel so now I can mark that, er, milestone(?) off my list.

The first day I was able to find my way around town without much trouble, but on the second, I lost all sense of direction and burned up more time and gas than was ideal. We can't wait to make a return trip (perhaps with navigational aids). Saint Louis is a very kid-friendly city and we're excited to see more of what it has to offer.

And by the time school is out and we have a few free days, I might even be out of Three-Buck Chuck.

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