Thursday, August 12, 2010

St. Louis Arch + Happy Hallow = Family Memories

We didn't get enough of St. Louis the weekend before last, so we went again last weekend.  Well, that's not completely true, but to an extent.  Lee and I enjoyed yet another weekend going to the temple.  Afterwards I enjoyed shopping (tax free weekend!) and we had fun visiting the St. Louis Arch.  Sadly something we hadn't done yet.

We first drove around getting our bearings.  The Mississippi River was a tad bit high. 
Aug 7 2010 Mississippi River

Kind of creepy....this statue looks as if it wants you to come and rescue it.
Aug 7 2010 Mississippi River (2)

A wedding party getting wedding photos at none other place than the Arch.
Aug 7 2010 wedding under St. Louis Arch

Aug 7 2010 St. Louis

We found a spot to park, for free of course! and walked on in.
Aug 7 2010 The crew

Aug 7 2010 The crew again

At the base of the Arch!
Aug 7 2010 Clark Lee Cal

Aug 7 2010 Elden Clark

Aug 7 2010 Elden

Aug 7 2010 Elden (2)

Aug 7 2010 Cal Clark Haley Lee

Aug 7 2010 Shanna Clark Cal Haley

Aug 7 2010 Shanna Haley

Aug 7 2010 Shanna (2)

We ventured into the underground museum that is between the bases of the Arch.  There were animatronics at a few displays. Fun and slighty creepy.
Aug 7 2010 Ruth Elden Clark Haley Shanna Cal

We saw a handful of "stuffed" animals too.  Lee and I loved the little signs that went something like this: "Do not touch.  Only real animals can grow hair." 
Aug 7 2010 Arch Museum

Can you guess what it is?
Aug 7 2010

Tuesday we visited yet another place on base that I've never been too, Happy Hallow.
Aug 10, 2010 Lee Cal Shanna Haley

Aug 10, 2010 Lee Shanna

Aug 10, 2010 Elden

Aug 10, 2010 Cal

Aug 10, 2010 Lee

Aug 10, 2010 Lee again

Aug 10, 2010 Haley

Aug 10, 2010 Lee Shanna Cal

Aug 10, 2010 Clark

Elden found what he wanted.  He was quite pleased even if he doesn't look it.
Aug 10, 2010 Elden (2)


Gloriela and Nacho said...

Love your cute family! an how organized you are! congrats! it's kind of sad when the kids go to school but with the time I learned I can get so much done in such a little time :DElden is addorable!!!

Lois said...

Happy Hallow looks like a lot of fun! I love the look on Elden's face (the picture of him in the puddle) - classic I-got-caught look. :D