Months ago I sat on the couch with my sweetie and whined I meaned begged I mean asked if we could please, please, please GO somewhere this year during spring break. It seems every year that this week rolls around I find myself planning the St. Louis StayCay. Not that there's anything wrong with that...it's just been the case every year for 7 years. And apparently I was getting a 7 year itch to travel!!! But because Hubby was in Southern California the first two weeks of March (yeah - I know), he felt he needed to be in the office rather than at the beach. (*hrumph*) So we were in the Lou once again.
Once I made amends with that (which was, like, 20 seconds, because really I love our town and I love being with my kids more), I asked the kids what they wanted to do - Zoo (always!). Check. ChuckECheese. Check. Friends over. Check. That left at least two free days. I trekked to the bookstore looking for ideas on other things to do.
A great nature book I found spoke highly of two spots we'd never been. The first - The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge - is a spot I've often wanted to visit. The second - The Grand Bluff - sounded dangerous and steep and different and exciting! The week was planned!
Unfortunately, Mother Nature didn't show up to play near the beginning of the week - when I'd planned to do our outdoor activities. My attitude stunk. The kids got squirrely. My patience wained. The kids got squirrelier. But in the end, I think we made it a memorable week. I look forward to sharing some of our adventures in the next few days! (My computer is finally home from the shop - for good?? - so I should be good to my word this time!!!) See you soon!