Breakfast at Rooster’s, downtown St. Louis, and the City Museum, oh, my! This flexible lifestyle is the best–it allows for impromptu adventures, like a weekend trip to the great city of St. Louis. While staying in Branson, we decided to kidnap the ‘kids’ (oldest daughter and her significant other) and make the four-hour drive to the Arch.
St. Louis could easily take at least a week to experience all the wonders the city has to offer, but we only had three days and two of them were for travel back and forth. We experienced as much as we could in that timeframe, and I think we made an impressive dent. We stayed at the St. Louis Park RV Park, which was right down town in thick of things.
The plan first thing Saturday morning was getting some breakfast with ambiance. After researching on line, Dani (oldest daughter) found the Rooster–a crepe and sandwich breakfast restaurant. It was perfect. We got to sit outside and experience downtown in real time. The company was exceptional and the food was delicious, too.
After breakfast, we walked downtown and admired the architecture of the older buildings in the city.
The next stop was the most fun and intricate museum I’ve ever seen. The City Museum is a mesmerizing piece of art–there are airplanes, busses on the roof, giant ball pits, a 9-story slide, hidden tunnels, wrought-iron curved stairways winding through multiple rooms, a ferris wheel, and all kinds of oddities to enjoy. There were mazes and slides for the kids with hidden caverns, caves to examine, and rocks to climb. This museum could take all day to tackle completely and still not encompass everything. While we were only there for a couple short hours, many more could have been spent exploring. There is something for everyone, and it’s simply amazing to be a part of the hustle and bustle in this unique space.
St. Louis was proving to be an exciting city to visit, and we were only up to 2:00 p.m. Part II will include our visit to the riverfront, The Gateway Arch, and the Old Courthouse.
Still catching up on blogs from Missouri. I’m getting closer! Safe travels to you.
Where we are currently: In Michigan for two more days.
Where we are headed: Indiana, then Louisiana.
Blog Post Location: St. Louis, Missouri.
While we have no videos from St. Louis, you can keep up with us on YouTube at RandomBitsRV.