Day 2 in St. Louis

More free stuff in St. Louis! The Science Center and Planetarium are connected by a walkway over I-64. This is all of us on a scale estimating how much it would cost to send us to the moon. 8 billion.

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This is us on the walkway looking down on I-64. They also have radar guns that you can check the speed of cars driving underneath.

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Everything is about the arch here.

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We also did a bunch of lab experiments with cool outfits. Why does this feel like school?

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We hand lunch at Fitz’s. Couple of suggestions – the root beer is very, very good. The diet Root Beer is not. Fitz’s is in a cool part of town call the Delmar Loop. Lots of little food places and shops in the neighborhood where Chuck Berry grew up.

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City Museum is one of the few things that isn’t free. If you wait after 5 on Friday and Saturday – it’s a little cheaper – $10 instead of $12. And it’s open til midnight if you can make it that long. Then they charge you extra if you want to add the aquarium to your visit -$6 (didn’t do that) and another $6 for ‘The Roof’. There is a Ferris Wheel and an overhanging school bus on the roof. We did the roof but it was kind of a disappointment. The museum was totally worth the $10, the Roof – not so much.

They have parking at the museum – $5 or you can find a spot on the street. It’s not in the best part of town, so we paid for the parking. The food and drink situation in the museum is a bit outrageous. $2.20 for a bottle of water is just ridiculous. We didn’t eat there BUT you do have come and go privileges with your ticket. So that makes it a bit nicer.

The museum is basically what woukd happen if a mad welder were allowed to build a play place. I can’t really do it justice – you climb all over this place in a maze of sorts, slides, in and out the building, all up and down the building. It is unreal. A few pics.

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Awesome time. Highlight of trip for kids. We finally drug out of there around 10:45, exhausted but smiling.

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