For the next couple of days of school, we're doing some research together on places we'd like to stop and visit and things we'd like to do and see. My living room floor is covered in library books about the states. The kids and I have been reading through books, learning a bit about each state, and making a list of possible focal points as we read.
From our hometown of Cincinnati, it is only a two hour drive to Conner Prairie in Fisher, Indiana. Admission rates look to be about $13 for adults, and $9 for children. So $44 dollars for our family of four. If Nana comes with us, $56 for a family of 5.
We have nothing for Illinois. YET. Rather, the things we saw in our library books were either way too north or way too south of our route along I-70.
Dinner, now, more later. Not that I'm addicted.
Dinner finished. I'm back. I know you missed me.
So, having discovered my lack of map skills, I'm ready for more humiliations. We are back to children's museum on the far side of Indiana. No cool artistic gardens for Mommy.
The arch is open between 9:20am and 5:10pm during the time of year we'd be traveling. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for kids. The last tram of the day runs from the bottom to the top 45 minutes before the arch closes.
St. Louis Science Center, which claims to be one of the top 5 science centers in the United States. It's open between 9:30 and 5:30 Monday through Saturday. (And its a reciprical museum for our membership.)
Plus, we have friends in St. Louis that it would be nice to see again for dinner maybe.
Just for point of comparison, it's a straight 6hr drive from Cinci to St Louis. And you know that driving 6 hrs straight through with no stops isn't realistic with kids. But, neither do I really want to spend a whole day there either. Drat the museum AND the arch for closing so early.