Day Fifteen, still in St. Louis with those scallywags, Commander Kelly, Dugger the Wench, and Seahag Savannah.
Our adventure for the day was the City Museum.
(I would love to link it for you, but I am still so STUPID that I don't know how to embed links STILL - SEVEN MONTHS LATER!, but here's their web address:
To be honest, we had never heard of it before, and were a little bit hesitant, that the kids would not be interested in such a place, but boy oh boy were we WRONG.
St. Louis is known for its architecture, and we were very impressed with the city, and were sad to go....in fact, I am certain we will return there again for a more lenghty visit to do some more ooohing and aaahing.
The City Museum is a 7 story building in the city that was abandoned, and turned into the coolest interactive children's playground I have ever seen in my life.
All of the materials used in the building of this amazing playground were recycled, such as scrap metal.
Absolutely better than Disney World.
I mean, does Disney World have THIS?
Yes, a playground inside the building:
as well as a playground ON THE ROOF!
Seven stories, on the roof, there is a ferris wheel!
As well as kids waiting oh-so-patiently to ride the ferris wheel seven stories up in the air but-oh-so-mad-that-Mom-and-Dad-snuck-in-first:
And Disney World doesn't have this guy....Ferris Bueller.....the nicest Ferris Wheel attendant that any City Museum could ever be graced with....
Seriously, if he could still be smiling after dealing with a boatload of pirates and sea wenches, then he deserves a shout-out on the blog!
WDW also doesn't have......
A skateless skate park!
And unless you are a grown up Disney freak (and you know who you are)....
forgetting that they are grownups.......
for a little while, and acting like the kids they wish they could be again.
EPCOT might, but Magic Kingdom certainly doesn't have this.......
If you live within 100 miles of St. Louis, or are ever planning to be, you absolutely MUST put City Museum on your itinerary. And I'm a grownup. Just think how much fun your kids would have.
And alas, we have the Captain Jake Sparrow Quote of the Day:
"Daddy, I want to walk on water, like Jesus did."
"Like this, Daddy."
City Museum walks on water in our minds.
We had a blast.
It was the perfect end to our way-too-short trip to St. Louis.