Thursday, May 1, 2008

Day 6: Last Day in St. Louis

Our last day in St. Louis started with the earthquake. After getting packing the car, we stopped at the World Bird Sanctuary since the museum Alexandra wanted to go to didn't open until noon.

We enjoyed looking at raptors, but it started raining so we decided to go eat lunch while we waited for the museum to open.

We showed up at The Magic House just after noon. This is a neat children's museum with lots of hands on activities. We had a lot of fun playing with the above nail wall. We were making prints of our hands, faces, etc. I love how the above photo shows Alexandra's ponytail!

In the adds for the museum, they show a boy touching this electricity ball and Alexandra was anxious to give it a try. I didn't think her hair would work since it is so long, but it looks neat! I even paid a few dollars for them to take a photo and make a magnet for the fridge.

Alexandra's 2 favorite rooms were the library (where she played librarian) and the bank (where you could open a safe and use an ATM). I loved how they library talked about the Dewey Decimal system and had little mouse models about the various numbers. This one shows that the 400's are for "language."

Our last planned stop for the day was Meramec Caverns, and then we planned on heading to Oklahoma to spend a few days with family. The walking tour was a little over an hour and was a beautiful place I remember going to as a child.
Then, our unscheduled stop a few hours later... the ER... and then my new home for the next week, a hospital room. This was definitely a vacation week... I mean 2 weeks... we'll always remember. And, we're so glad to be home. :-)


  1. Now that is a cool museum! I adore that picture of Alexandra and her wild hair! Very cool!
    You really got a lot in that last day. Between the bird sanctuary, the museum AND the caverns. That's a lot to do. Did the cavern have an underground river? I love the sound of a running river in a cave. It's all echo-y.
    And the one thing I can say about that last picture is that I'm glad you got a private room. Hospital stays are awful if you have to share with weird strangers. I had a room mate once that was getting a grilling from the doctor that was WAY too personal for me to hear. I cannot believe the stuff they are allowed to talk about with someone else in the room. I could never sleep when I had a room mate either.
    I'm so glad you're back. Take care, Dana!

  2. Oh, reading about your vacation brought back such memories. We took a week long vacation and camped there a couple years ago. We had so much fun and visited alot of the same places you did. It is such a great place to visit and count as school at the same time!

    Thanks for sharing!