We had a wonderful vacation. I always feel like I'm home when I'm in St. Louis. The kids feel it too. They love being surrounded by cousins.
The city pools are amazing in the counties. Part water park, part swimming pools. We spent a lot of time at the two near my aunt's place.
One Friday night, we swam for a few hours, went home for dinner, & came back for a poolside showing of Madagascar 2. Such fun. Swimming at night isn't possible in Northern California (too cold at night), but in St. Louis that's not a problem.
I had the pleasure of meeting another Twitter friend, Lynn Alpert aka @RedStepchild. We had a great lunch and talk. Gotta love Twitter.
While visiting my cousin in Springfield, we checked out Bass Pro Shops. All I can say is WOW! Words cannot describe the place. You just have to experience it for yourself. They even had an alligator inside.