City Museum of St. Louis is a Catacomb of Sculpted Adventure (Pictures)

Not so much a museum as a giant fun land, void of creepy clowns (for the most part) that becomes a wormhole of time. There is a certain whimsy to getting lost in the catacombs of sculpted adventure. Bob Cassilly transformed a former shoe factory into a separate time and space using only objects reclaimed within the borders of St. Louis. Read more in this 2012 Mental Floss article.
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Down by the River: St. Louis (Pictures)

My first time blogging about a trip is far more difficult than I expected. As a traveller, I fill as much time with experiences that I’ve found it leaves no time to write about it. I’ve started taking notes on the backs of receipts, with my camera, and a running log of answered questions in my Google search history.

I ambitiously assumed that I would have at least 2 posts about the trip up so far, but have now decided that my purse full of illegible scraps will have to suffice as notes and I can write more when I get home.

Until then, here are 15,000 words about our trip so far:

Monk's Mound at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Collinsville, IL

Monk’s Mound at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Collinsville, IL

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Gravestone Statue, Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, MO

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Storm damage in Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, MO

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Playwright Tennessee Williams headstone, Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, MO

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St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO

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St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO

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St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO

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Independent bookseller, Subterranean Books, St. Louis, MO

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Fresh pretzel twists, Gus’s Pretzels, St. Louis, MO

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One of the world-famous Clydesdale at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, St. Louis, MO

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Anheuser-Busch Brewery tour, St. Louis, MO

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In the depths at the City Museum, St. Louis, MO

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Climbing towards the 10-story spiral slide, City Museum, St. Louis, MO

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Reflection in mirrored hall, City Museum, St. Louis, MO

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Sun shining through Scott Joplin composition, Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, St. Louis, MO