This summer going away for vacation wasn’t really an option, but the girls and I had a weekend while dad was on a business trip that I wanted to make special. We do the usual children’s spots like the zoo and magic house over the summer, so I decided to really make it feel like we were out-of-towners getting to know St. Louis. We would … Continue reading St. Louis Scavenger Hunt, 3 Quest
Pay no attention to the name, this is not your typical museum or about the city. They couldn’t name it, “Concrete Jungle Gym/Aquarium/Pedestrian Skate Park/Art Creativity Center,” so I guess City Museum just had to do. This is my children’s all time favorite St. Louis destination and one that can’t help but make me smile! So what is it? Well it used to be a … Continue reading St. Louis City Museum
Summer in St. Louis wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Muny! This outdoor theater has been St. Louis’s musical mecca for 101 years and has always been magic to me. As a little girl obsessed with musical theater, getting to see a show was always the highlight of my summer. As an adult (still obsessed with musical theater) I love watching my girls … Continue reading The Muny
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
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