Wednesday, August 12, 2015

St. Louis Vacation: Zoo

On our second day in St. Louis, we headed to the St. Louis zoo. It was a great day, the kids had a blast and it was free! (Except for $15 parking fee). Our kids are serious animal lovers, so the zoo was perfect for them. 

They had a lot of really neat exhibits, both indoor and outdoor.

Caleb got to pet a lizard (or whatever that is)!

In the insect exhibit, we got to see a display of cocoons and watched one of the workers check the case for any newly hatched butterflies and he took them to the butterfly garden area with dozens of butterflies. Pretty cool!

After the zoo, we went to Pappy's Smokehouse and the line was out the back door, along the length of the building. And this was at 2:45 in the afternoon. Good sign of a delicious place. It was some good BBQ eatin! 

We then went to the hotel to rest and Nick headed out to catch the evening Cardinals game while the kids and I stayed and napped (sort of) and had planned to go swimming. We got all dressed and loaded up and the pool was closed. We had the fun experience of the elevator doors opening up to the lobby with a fancy reception going on and here we were with our suits on and all our swimming gear, ha! 

All in all, a great day!