Here is the last round of photos pulled from Trey’s camera on our trip. He didn’t use the camera quite as much and we didn’t stop nearly as often in the Midwest as we had out West. He still took some good ones!
Our last stop on our busy one-day tour of St. Louis was its zoo. Thanks to a cultural tax, admission to our nation’s top-rated zoo is free the public. That’s right – over 19,300 exotic animals that I could take my son to see and appreciate for free. We didn’t anticipate the 5pm closing time […]
Another St. Louis landmark my uncle highly recommended was the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. He was right again! It was incredible! It seemed like every square inch of wall, floor, and ceiling inside was covered in mosaics. I’ve never seen anything like it in my entire life! The impressive mosaics in the cathedral were […]
My uncle used to live in St. Louis and highly recommended that we check out the relatively new Citygarden – a large urban park and sculpture garden located in downtown Saint Louis. We walked to the park after our visit to the Gateway Arch and the sun had begun to warm up the day. The […]
Located under the Gateway Arch, the Museum of Westward Expansion hosts exhibits dedicated to the exploration done by Lewis and Clark as well as Native American history. We toured the exhibits but the educational content was well over my 4-year-olds head. He did, however, enjoy the displays of buffalo, canoes, and teepees. Trey also completed […]
The Gateway Arch which stands on the west bank of the Mississippi River is one of America’s most famous icons. I was thrilled to get a chance to visit the landmark and take my son up to the top of the arch. With all our stops at National parks and monuments it was only fitting […]
We crossed the river into Missouri as the sun was beginning to go down. Man, that drive across Kansas was brutally long and boring! A quick stop to grab our state line photo and then we headed off to a park to meet Brooke Weins, a high school friend of mine that I hadn’t seen […]
Dear Friends of Arkansas, We must open this letter with an apology. Our snide comments in the last letter were directed towards Arkansas and we should point out that they were meant only towards EAST Arkansas. The Ozarks of West Arkansas redeemed the state. A thunderstorm hit us while traveling northwest through the Ozarks and […]
The sun was going down and we wanted to get to our campground before dark so this was a quick stop. Oddly enough, though it was out in the middle of nowhere, there was a liquor store and tatoo parlor there. Everybody needs ’em, I guess.
Branson is a unique combination of neon and nature where the stars in the theaters are as luminescent as the stars in the expansive night sky. Branson ended up being a bit of a let down. To me it just seemed like a poorman’s Pigeon Forge. We stopped to see the World’s Largest Banjo and […]