Saint Louis – My 8 Free Things To Do in the Gateway City

Saint Louis - ImageLate summer this year we were happy to spend a week visiting family members and exploring a little more of the Saint Louis area.  I started doing a little research about things to do and was shocked at how many FREE things you can do in Saint Louis. Some of them are parks and such, but some are museums. I just had to do a post and share all of this with you guys.  Here are my top 8 things I hope we can do during our visit. Hope you find it helpful when you visit Saint Louis. Continue reading “Saint Louis – My 8 Free Things To Do in the Gateway City”

Hallmark Visitor Center in Kansas City – Where Traditions are Made

Hallmark - FrontOn a trip to watch the Angles play the Royals at Kauffman Stadium, we explored the area when we weren’t at the games 🙂  One of the most enjoyable things we experienced while in Kansas City, Missouri was the Hallmark Visitors Center. Hallmark is an exciting company that has been creating greeting cards and many other products in 30 languages that reach 100 countries around the globe for over 100 years. Continue reading “Hallmark Visitor Center in Kansas City – Where Traditions are Made”

Saint Louis Science Center in Missouri – Connect with Curiosity

Saint Louis Science Center - FrontWhile visiting family in St Louis in October of 2014, we all went to visit the Saint Louis Science Center with my aunt and uncle. It is a complex with over 300,000 square feet, 750 exhibits, opened on November 2, 1991, and is among the largest of its type in the country. It wasn’t quite as big as the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, but according to the Association of Science and Technology Centers, is one of the top 5 science centers in the United States. I was quite interested in checking it out. Continue reading “Saint Louis Science Center in Missouri – Connect with Curiosity”

Massachusetts – New Jersey – US States Number 21 Through 30

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We have traveled a lot throughout the US and have actually been to 41 of the 50 States. Thus I decided to share some information about each state as well as the state road sign. If we didn’t get to a state sign yet (or forgot to get one while we were there), I have posted another picture of a state sign and will replace it once we have pictures. In the meantime, please enjoy the information on the states from Massachusetts-New Jersey.  FYI, these are in alphabetical order. Continue reading “Massachusetts – New Jersey – US States Number 21 Through 30”

The Laumeier Sculpture Park – Saint Louis, Missouri

Laumeier Sculpture Park - SignOriginally this was posted on my previous blog while on vacation, September 20, 2017 – I am sitting here in our wonderful little Airbnb place near Cherokee Row, St. Louis, and looking at pictures I took at the Missouri Botanical Gardens while Gene takes an afternoon nap. We have been to St. Louis a few times, but never make it to the gardens.  It was wonderful to finally check it out. However, one of the most interesting things we have done up to this point is the Laumeier Sculpture Park.  Continue reading “The Laumeier Sculpture Park – Saint Louis, Missouri”

Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium, MO – Check Out Their Aquatic Creatures

Sea Life-BldgWhile in the state of Missouri I was able to tour the wonderful Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium. I had been in the area before to tour the Hallmark Visitor Center, but we didn’t have a chance to visit the aquarium. Thus, I was determined not to miss it on this trip.  So glad I was finally able to visit while in the area in September of 2017. Continue reading “Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium, MO – Check Out Their Aquatic Creatures”

Missouri Botanical Garden – This Needs to Be on Your To-Do List

Missouri-Botanical-Garden-15Last summer we had a great time in St. Louis visiting family and friends. One thing that wasn’t originally on our to-do list was the Missouri Botanical Garden. However, after I read that it was the second largest garden in North America, behind only that of the New York Botanical Garden, we decided to visit. So glad we did. I took so many pictures that I couldn’t possibly share on here, thus I created a short 2 min video below with some of the pictures we took during our visit.  Continue reading “Missouri Botanical Garden – This Needs to Be on Your To-Do List”

Saint Charles Christmas Traditions Festival – Missouri

Saint-Charles-SignChristmas traditions take us back to a time when it was elegant and magical. The people in Saint Charles, MO invite you to a place where Christmas past and present becomes one.  A place where storybook characters come to life before your very eyes.  A place where the typical hustle and bustle of the holiday season melts away and allows you to enjoy the yuletide sights, sounds, and magic of yesteryear. Continue reading “Saint Charles Christmas Traditions Festival – Missouri”