We spent our first week on the road near St. Louis. We’ve visited friends, made new friends, and have had a lot of fun!
We spent one afternoon at Six Flags, that’s always a blast and the weather couldn’t have been better. It’s fun going as a family but even better when you have friends along for the ride.
Another afternoon we visited the St. Louis Science Center, admission is FREE. They do have IMAX and a Planetarium but those do cost. If you have a friend in the area with a membership with guest passes then you can get in free, at least for the Planetarium (I’m not sure on the IMAX). We went to one showing which was “Eclipses: Shrouded Sun, Veiled Moon”. It was really interesting, we each learned something we didn’t know before. So, they have seating and while that’s nice, they aren’t like the IMAX seating. They also provide padded mats you can lay down on. If you don’t have a hard time getting off the floor, those would likely be more comfortable and definitely more enjoyable to watch the showing, otherwise you might end up with a sore neck and that’s never fun. Yea, I sat in the chair…
Our friends have horses and were so kind in allowing us to ride them. Our kids had a BLAST, our oldest especially. During several feeding times she jumped at the opportunity to give a hand.
We also attempted to go fishing. I say attempted because I made a not-so-bright decision and got my hook stuck in a branch in the water and by the time hubby got through with it it was just too late to do any fishing. I think I’ll leave the fishing to hubby and the kids from now on, unless it’s saltwater fishing, I think I can handle that. Lol. Our week was also filled with making and visiting with new friends, working in our ministry, knitting and crocheting, talking about photography and just chillin’ out. It was a busy but very enjoyable and satisfying week.
We were sad to leave but look forward to going back!