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