And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13 KJV

Friday, August 20, 2010

St Louis Zoo

We took an awesome field trip overnight to St Louis! Our biggest adventure was the zoo! We saw elephants, gorillas, penguins, seals, alligators, bears, insects, butterflies, dwarf mongooses, and much much more! The kids both LOVE animals and zoos are a family favorite for us! We took Apple to this zoo when she was 2 but Speedy had never been. They had a great time and learned so much about the animals we were able to see. They would have enjoyed even more time than we spent there but I am sure we will go again in the future. In case you don't know, the St Louis Zoo is always free! There is no admission charge! Parking is $11. You are allowed to carry in coolers, snacks, etc. We did run out of beverages towards the end so we purchased a HUGE souvenier cup. It was the best deal but I wish we had gotten in when we first went in. You pay $6.99 for the cup and the first soda fill up but after that you can refill as often as you'd like for $1 per fill up.

Also if you go, be sure to take an extra change of clothes for the kids! There is one area with a "water fall" for the kids to cool off! We let them do this last and then we put dry clothes on when we got to the car.

While in St Louis we also found a double decker carousel at the Chesterfield Mall and a cool play area there that was free! We stayed at the Drury Inn Chesterfield and it was great! They have a 5:30 free "appetizer". Let me just tell you they should call it the 5:30- 7:00 pm free dinner! It was a whole buffet! Salad, hot dogs, boneless chicken wings, baked potatos, chips, dips, and free beverages. They also have free soda and popcorn until 10 pm. In the morning there was a terrific free breakfast: cereal, juice, soda, coffee, tea, bacon, eggs, biscuits, gravy, bagels, donuts, muffins, etc. Made the room more than worth it! The facility also had an indoor/ outdoor pool, hot tub, and fitness room.

We took the kiddos to Build A Bear workshop too! They had never been and although they were a little tired, they were very excited! Apple made a peace bear that has a cheerleader outfit and says "I Love you!" and Speedy made a monkey with a helmet and knee and elbow pads complete with monkey sound! Our little friend "Lulu" made a puppy!

On the way home, we stopped at Lambert's Cafe for some of their famous throwed rolls! An awesome two day field trip for sure!

*Disclaimer I was not endorsed or compensated in any way for these reviews.

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