We decided to visit St Louis, MO and take advantage of some of their free city sights. We parked the rig at a campground onsite at yet another condo and actually stayed inside the condo. Although it was great to have free lodging, the 50 mile commute to the city wasn't all that delightful.
Although the St Louis Zoo itself is free, the parking lot costs $15. We actually planned to park there because taking a family of six to the zoo for $15 is super reasonable. However, we saw plenty of cars and street parking along the road leading up to the zoo and decided to park for free like many others and just have a bit longer of a walk to get to the zoo. As we were unloading, Steve saw a policeman on bike and verified that it was fine to park. The officer assured him that it was, but he also said to be sure to hide any valuables, like a GPS. Sooo...we did, and we took off. More on that to come. ;)
|This is Robert. He likes people a lot!|
|The Hippo exhibit was awesome!|
|This baby elephant was born in June, the same time we began our adventures.|
|The Penguins were lots of fun and put on quite a show.|
|Catching flies after a long day at the zoo|
Fortunately, we have a second security chip, but Steve keeps it in the rig, which was 50 miles away. He called Enterprise and had them pick him up to rent a car. After getting it, he picked up some food and dropped it off at the truck for us to eat, good man that he is. ;) Then, he took off to go get the security chip. Thankfully, this was a pretty safe area, and I keep extra diapers, water, snacks, toys, and even books in the truck. There was even a most disgusting park bathroom close by where we were parked, a good thing as we were stuck there for over 4 hours!
|The girls made good use of the time reading|
|These two made the best of it by having outside play time.|