Tuesday, July 25, 2006

St. Louis






This weekend, Wah Wah said she needed a vacation and couldn't wait till our official vacation to Oregon in a few weeks. So we decided to head to St. Louis for the weekend. Unfortunately, after about a hour on the road, Wah Wah came down with a fever but insisted that we don't turn back.

After exactly four hours in the car, we arrived at the St. Louis zoo. It was a pretty nice zoo with not nearly as much walking as our KC zoo. Best of all, it's free. Woogy and Nibbles liked the butterfly garden while I enjoyed hanging out with the penguins. After about 4 hours at the zoo, Wah Wah couldn't take anymore, so we left to find a hotel.
Without sounding totally cheap, I was hoping to find a Super 8 or a Motel 6. Unfortunately since I didn't plan ahead, we couldn't find one and ended up in the Drury Inn in downtown St. Louis. For dinner, we walked over to Union Station and ate at the Hard Rock Cafe. I always wanted to eat at one of those but didn't find the food that impressive.
The next morning, Wah Wah was feeling a little better so we went to go see the Arch. I always wanted to go up in the Arch, but I wasn't too comfortable being in a small "egg shaped" tram, squished in with 5 other people traveling up the Arch. Woogy was at first scared, but got over it and really enjoyed the view from the top.
After the Arch, we were kind of pressed for time since we had to be back in KC by 7pm to pick up the dog. So we stopped at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. I wish we could've had more time at the Gardens, because there was a lot to enjoy.

Woogy enjoyed the maze garden and Wah Wah liked the Asian Garden. I always love places that are photogenic. After a couple of hours there, it was time to go. It was a nice mini vacation.

6 comments:

shakedust said...

There's a lot to do in St. Louis. I think I could spend all day (in the summer) in the area behind Union Station where the Hard Rock Cafe is.

When Golden and I went to the Botanical Gardens almost everyone else there was 60+. We got a laugh out of that.

T said...

St. Louis is a cool place to visit. Glad you found a room with the power outage Jadee knew a lot of people who were staying out of the city because the city was booked or out of power. It was probably a good weekend to be there, some power back on, but a lot of people out of town too!

forrest said...

I see the hotel we stayed in for the U2 show.

GoldenSunrise said...

Glad you guys were able to get away

windarkwingod said...

The elevator up the arch freaks me out more than anything in the world. the elevator to Hades will be small, hot and slow with a curved roof so you can't raise your head...

Roaming Writer said...

St. Louis is a great weekend trip. Lots to do. I've always meant to do the botanical gardens and never have. Looks cool.