I am not exaggerating about this at all—> yesterday was one of the best days of my life.
We were only in St. Louis for about a day but from what we saw and ate, we loved.
Skye also slept from 10-5 (ate at 5 and then went back to sleep) and we woke up feeling amazing so I’m sure that played a part about yesterday being so great ha.
After I fed Skye I was wide awake because my body was so thrilled from all of the sleep so I went down to the gym. Andrew used Priceline for our hotel and we ended up winning the hotel gamble. We stayed at the St. Louis Union hotel and it was amazing for how great of a deal we got. I loved their gym! They even had ice cold towels there for us and they felt so good. They reminded me of the St. George Marathon because I’ve had ice cold towels and bags of ice handed to me during that marathon and they feel like heaven.
8 miles @ 8:25 average pace.
Then we packed up really quick and were out of the hotel at 8 to head over to the City Museum.
We grabbed some breakfast and made it to the museum right when it opened. You guys were right (in the comments the other day)… that place is UNREAL.
I cannot say enough good things about this place. It was $85 (we paid for roof access too which was amazing) for our family and we were there for a little under 8 hours. We probably only made it to 50% of the museum. When we left Brooke told me she was so sad that places close because she wanted to stay there all night.
The rest of my family arrived too!
12 adults and 22 kids total. We were just missing one of my nephews. He is on a mission for our church in Texas.
The last time we were all together was at my wedding. It was time to be together again!
The museum has so many floors of incredible tunnels, playgrounds and things to remind me that heights kind of freak me out;) We climbed up to get to the top of this dome!
And we all did the ferris wheel at the top of the building.
They also have a 10 STORY slide so Andrew and I went on that while our kids hung out with my sis-in-law because Brooke and Knox were not tall enough for the slide. I was a little dizzy after that slide!
This bus is on the roof and it is hanging over the edge.
Whoever designed this museum is the most creative person ever.
PS pro tip from my brother that has been here a few times… wear as much spandex as possible ha. You get going down the huge slides so much faster if you are wearing spandex. Also, wear comfortable shoes because you have a lot of ground to cover at this museum. I hit about 8k steps just while at the museum and for a good chunk of time I was sitting with Skye feeding her while we were there.
Skye did take some good naps too so we were able to spend time with Brooke and Knox on the playgrounds while Skye slept by my mom. The playgrounds at this museum are just as fun for adults as they are for kids… I think my 40 year old brother ran around more and did more than all of the kids.
The real miracle of the day was that we didn’t lose any of the kids…
Brooke surprised me big time because she isn’t much of a daredevil but she was trying all sorts of new things.
The best tasting mango popsicle ever.
I couldn’t get this picture below (a screenshot from my IG story) to be any bigger but we must have sprinted up this slide/hill a dozen times. It was great training for my hilly marathon in 4 months. I will most definitely be sore today from the museum.
PS Andrew’s and my wardrobe change was because my family planned to all wear BYU shirts at the museum so we changed once we saw my sister because she brought shirts for us.
We never really stopped for meals and just had a bunch of snacks throughout the day so we were MORE than ready for a big dinner. A few of you told us to go to Pappy’s and we are beyond thankful for your recommendation.
I took one terrible picture and dug right in… the sweet potato fries were amazing and I need their ribs again. Also, they were out of their fried corn on the cob so I am going to need one of you that are local to the area to ship me some of those please.
And then we were back in the car again. Skye was excited.
We picked up some ice cream and made the drive to Illinois. I so wish we had more time in St. Louis because there are so many more things I want to see and do there. I’m LOVING visiting where so many of you are from, I just wish we could go on a run all together!
Are you afraid of heights?
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