Today was our first day of exploring St. Louis together. Mike has Sundays off work. It is getting really hot and humid here. We caught the 10:00 am train from the casino and into St. Louis, Mo. crossed the Mississippi River. It was a quiet walk down Washington street. Looking at all the historical buildings that are now restaurants and shops. I had looked up a restaurant for brunch but forgot the name so we just kept walking hoping I would remember it. After 7 blocks we began to look like lost tourist. That's when a city worker asked us if we needed help. I told him we were trying to find a restaurant for brunch. We guided us to Roosters restaurant. This place is all about eating local. Everything comes from here. The atmosphere reminded me so much of Raleigh Times restaurant in Raleigh, NC. The Bloody Samurai was one of the best Bloody Marys I have ever had. The food was incredible! The main focus on the menu was crepes. And man, can they whip some up. We strongly recommend Roosters.
With our bellies full we continued on our quest to find the City Museum. This place is like nothing I have ever been before. As we approached the building we saw a Ferris wheel and school bus protruding from the rooftop. By the time we paid for our tickets, I felt like a kid again. This kids museum was not just for kids. It was for the whole family. WE were climbing through dark caves, crawling through wire tunnels, ascending curved staircases and descending twisted slides that were more like dark shoots. We made our way through the "Mad Max" like maze to the top. Some of the tunnels and caves reminded me that I might feel like a kid inside but I definitely am a full grown adult. Tight fits! The roof had a working Ferris Wheel! It looked like a retired carni ride so we decided not to take a spin. We took the quick way down. The ten story spiral slide! Which actually only went about 5 stories. I suggest clicking on the link to check this place out. If you are ever in St. Louis, go with our without kids. It was a blast.
We left the museum and headed back to the train stop when we found the restaurant we were searching for this morning. We popped in Lucas Park Grill for an afternoon cocktail.
Mike & Kat
Kat left teaching after 18 years to travel throughout the USA with her husband, Mike, who is an engineer for a Power generation company.