Friday, July 1, 2011

St Louis Getaway

June 10-12, 2011

We decided to take a quick getaway to St Louis for some weekend fun. We used to go to St Louis almost once a month before Chase, but I think have only been twice since he was born. It really is a lot of work to pack to go away with Chase…..make sure you have all the necessities, snacks, toys, blankets, etc!! So much stuff for two days!! Oh well, we had such a fun time.

Friday evening, we got to the hotel and were starving, so we ordered some pizza and called it a night! Saturday morning, we decided to head downtown to Soulard Market, one of our favorite places to go. They have such good stuff and lots of fun food, it’s a cool way to start the day. Chase and Famous enjoyed some awesome pistachio ice cream. They also had an art and crafts show too.

Ice cream at the market

Then we decided to go to the Botanical Gardens. Chase loved running through the gardens, playing in the ponds and fountains. The have a children’s garden too with lots of slides, climbing, forts and such. Even a sprayground, with “geysers” as Chase calls them spraying water from the ground at different intervals. He played fully clothed and was soaked but had such a good time. After the gardens, we headed back to the hotel and swam in the pool for a while. It was indoor but still pretty chilly…..our teeth were chattering! After a long day and dinner at Casa Gallardo, we headed back to the room. We were all beat and ready for bed. Chase slept in til almost 8am….he was really tired! We stopped at Bob Evans for a yummy breakfast and headed home. Tired and beat for sure!

Cheesin' with the otters!

Cooling off and playing with animals

Playing with the "geysers"

Pool time

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