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Sunday, February 10, 2008

St. Louis, Missouri Trip

April 24-29, 2006

My second big state trip in spring, it was still very sharply chilly, weatherwise. But after we got settled checking in and getting our hotel room, I bugged hubby to take a walk outside the hotel. I didn't mind the weather being cold because my eyes were so much attracted to the pretty spring flowers in the gardens close to the hotel.
St. Louis is sometimes called the Gateway city. I don't know why, but some day I would be able to know the real reason why. Our hotel is located few miles away from the downtown area, so it's a quiet place away from the hustling busy streets.

Our first night was the SSA group treat to a bull ride. That's usually what the place is seemed to known for, but it was a fake bull :)) I didn't try riding on it..or else for sure I would be breaking all my bones! I preferred to watch the fun. However, my husband did try it...and some other group co workers of my husband had a blast too :)

Some of my husband's co workers had a blast with the bull ride. Nobody beat the bull though, I guess lol!

April 27, 2006 - Butterfly House

We went driving down to Chesterfield, MO to see the butterfly house. In here is a vastand awesome collection of colorful butterflies. We got tons of photos for the butterflies too. I can't possibly be posting all of them here, but I have couple photos which were the best that I got :)

April 28, 2006 - We had 3 itineraries for this day: St. Louis Zoo, Missouri City Museum and Missouri Botanical Garden.

Missouri City Museum
The City Museum is an eclectic mixture of children's playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects. There are at least 14 attractions inside, but we were only able to visit 4 attractions due to time constraints.

Missouri Botanical Garden

It's just so much wonderful seeing a lot of flowers full of various colors around. I had fun and enjoyed communing with nature that day too :)