If you have ever wanted to get up close and personal with an elk, this park is your chance! The first time we visited, we were amazed as we followed the trail and walked right by five elk munching away right next to us! We were also amazed by how secluded and forest-like it felt even though we knew we were just minutes from a … Continue reading Lone Elk Park
One of my favorite St. Louis suburbs to spend the day in is Kirkwood. The neighborhood is quirky, full of charm, and filled with architecture from the early 1900s (I dream of living in one of the many homes with a wrap-around porch.). I suggest spending a day to get to know this quirky suburb. Breakfast: Start out your day at Strange Donuts with this … Continue reading Day In Kirkwood
When we want a day trip or even a short weekend, our go-to is Columbia, Missouri. Now I will admit my husband and I are a little nostalgic towards this college town as our undergrad was a half hour from Columbia and we lived in the city for two years while my husband was earning his masters at Mizzou. Even so, if you want a … Continue reading Columbia Day Trip
In my house, going out to breakfast is a big deal – since we love to make breakfast at home. However, there are a few breakfast spots in the St. Louis area that have won my heart and are crave-worthy. Donuts: Strange Donuts has probably been my most visited breakfast joint. There are now three locations in St. Louis (they also have one in Columbia, … Continue reading Favorite Breakfasts
The first year of my family residing in St. Louis, I was a graduate student. Fast-forward many years later to the present and still I don’t bring in big bank as a school teacher. So I know how to do family outings on a budget. All the places I will be mentioning here definitely deserve your patronage, but sometimes you just don’t have the cash. … Continue reading Free Day Out
How can I possibly say enough about The Saint Louis Zoo? People come to town and the zoo is the first recommendation out of my mouth. Almost unfailingly, they look at me skeptically. I know that look. It says, “I’ve seen animals before and I’ve been to other zoos. There can’t be anything that special about this one.” And, of course, they are very, very … Continue reading The Zoo!
This past year, my husband and I decided to spend our annual weekend getaway (without the children) in St. Louis, as we don’t often get to experience the city as adults. In my research, several sites suggested the best couples’ weekend was to get out of the city and I thought we could do better than that. So here was our itinerary. FIRST NIGHT Where … Continue reading Couples Weekend
A couple of years ago, when the kids were old enough to handle staying up past 9pm, I discovered First Fridays at the Science Center! Every first Friday of the month the Science Center has theme nights and, depending on the theme, this could be a chance for you and your family to geek out! In the past they have had Indiana Jones, Goonies, Mystery … Continue reading Science Center First Fridays