Thursday, May 1, 2008

Day 5: Paddle Boats

We ended up day 5 of our St. Louis vacation at the Boathouse which is near the zoo. There is a restaurant there, but there was a 2 hour wait. So, we elected just to take a paddle boat out for an hour. It was a beautiful evening and we had a lot of fun.

Of course, I enjoyed getting close to the ducks. We saw some more wood ducks! They're so beautiful.

There was a larger area to boat in - we chose to go around a decent-sized island. On the island, we saw more ducks and red-winged blackbirds. As we headed back to shore, we were shocked at how strongly the winds were blowing against us and it was HARD work to get back to shore.

Alexandra started out in back, but then she gladly took a turn paddling. It's nice that she's tall enough to help!

That night, we went out to eat in the restaurant that is connected to our hotel. Afterwards, I just stepped outside and took some photos of the arch lit up. From our hotel room, you could see about 1/3rd of the arch and Alexandra enjoyed sitting in the window just looking at the arch.

I just forgot to post this photo the other day. We went to several neat restaurants, but this was our favorite. In about 6-8 tables, there were board games set into the table. We let Alexandra choose and she picked the Clue table. We ate, then played a full game, and then had dessert. It was a great 2 hours of food & fun.


  1. You know? That is a great idea! I wish ALL restaurants would put a board game in the table. Kids get so bored with adult conversations. And a game is a great way to pass the time and all talk together.
    We have paddle boats in our park and GB and I have never even tried them. But I love paddle boats, so maybe this summer we will head on over to give them a try. It'd be a great weekend thing to do with the family.
    Your photo of the arch at night is really pretty. It looks like your hotel was nicely situated.

  2. How fun is that table!!
    Robin is right, all restaurants should have those.