The Great Southern Road Trip, Days Twelve and Thirteen

For our fifth wedding anniversary this year, we decided to take a road trip to race Ironman Chattanooga and cross a whole bunch of states off my list. This is the story of that trip.

Day Twelve: 9.30

Besides race day, I think this was the day I was most excited for on the trip – St. Louis and the City Museum! I first learned about the place on Pinterest (glorious Pinterest …) and when I brought it up to Brandon, he was all for it.

So, hotel breakfast in Cape Girardeau, and off to St. Louis it was. We got to the City Museum not too long after opening and spent at least a good two hours there (if not more).

It. Was. AWESOME.

Giant artistic recycled jungle gym that’s adult friendly (well … kind of … there were some tight squeezes)? I get to not act like an adult? Win.

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Ten story slide. If there is one thing to tell me I’m getting old, it is that I was nauseous at the end of this …

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Pillar.

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Loved this staircase.

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Giant ball pit!

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Pilot in the plane.

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Very high up …

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It is high up, I am in a small tunnel, it is shaking due to the wind, and I may die …

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Told him it was easier to turn around before the end of the tunnel.

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Mosaic work inside.

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So on the fourth floor, there was this area with ramps and randomness and oh hey look, it’s an American Ninja Warrior-esque warped wall!

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And rope swings!

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Going down one of the slides.

This place. Seriously. It’s amazing. GO. Be prepared to be sore for several days afterwards, though; crawling around was one hell of a workout.

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Random place in St. Louis, Mo.

From the City Museum, it was back to Norm and Emily’s for the night.

But, before that, we stopped in Kansas City (Kansas side) for one quick detour …

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(Heard this was a thing. It was ridiculous and awesome. Will need to eat here eventually … even though it looks terribly overpriced.)

States Hit: 2 (MO, KS)
New States Hit: 0

Day Thirteen: 10.1

I almost ended the trip story on day 12, because really nothing exciting happened on this day, except HOME, glorious HOME, but the food story *does* include day 13, so, um, here?

States Hit: 2 (KS, CO)
New States Hit: 0

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