Here we are at the St. Louis Science Museum (also completely free!), watching a giant Ball shoot....I'm not sure what the 'technical' name is, it's like a giant marble maze, roller-coaster thing! We spent hours here learning about arches, buildings, earthquakes, tornados, dinosaurs, and lots more! You don't even feel bad about paying for parking ($9), since everything there is Free, and excellent. It's totally hands on, there are also optional exhibits, and and Imax that do cost money, but there was plenty to keep my kids busy, and they already want to go back. One word of advice...don't go during school hours....we had to 'compete' with HUNDREDS of school children, so if you've got the chance, go after 2:00!
Today we're in Springfield, but we can't enjoy any of their parks or fun places since it's pouring rain, and is supposed to rain for the next 4 days (flood warnings!) It kind-of ruins the trip when your stuck inside a tiny trailer, with 5 kids, for 3 days! I think everybody's patience is wearing thin, expecially moms! Next we're headed to Branson, and then to Arkansas. Anybody know of great places we should stop in Arkansas? Any place where it doesn't rain---EVER!?!