Category Archives: Travel

Don Robinson State Park – Blue Trail

A much-welcome cool front has come through Missouri which means we were able to get out and about this weekend. A new state park opened up just 20 minutes from us. We’ve been meaning to visit for a while, but … Continue reading

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Millennium Park

Today we met our friends up at Millennium Park in Creve Coeur. We stayed a full 2 hours and the boys still didn’t want to leave. It’s a great park for older kids. Lots of neat things to climb.

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Shaw Nature Reserve – Wetlands Trail

Our MOBOT membership allows for free entry to Shaw Nature Reserve so the boys and I decided to take advantage. The weather has been unseasonably cool these past several days. Normally we hunker down, but when it’s this nice we … Continue reading

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Elephant Rock

Where did May run off to? I swear it was here just a moment ago! Ben and I took the boys to Elephant Rock State Park with some friends. We had such a nice time. It was a perfect day. … Continue reading

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Nolen Family Vacation 2017: Days 14 and 15

Friday, April 28th Homeward Bound We got up and were packed and ready to go at a good time. We’d planned on stopping at Rock City, but they closed at 6 and we didn’t arrive until 6:30. There was still … Continue reading

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Nolen Family Vacation 2017: Day 13

Thursday, April 27th Universal Today we got an even later start. We lounged around the house, played in the pool, did some laundry, and then visited a couple of the large gift shops in the area. It’s right about this … Continue reading

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Nolen Family Vacation 2017: Day 12

Wednesday, April 26th Universal Day 2 Today we slept in a bit. Chelsea and Nate had to head back home so we spent the morning with them before they left. We arrived at Universal around noon. First thing we did … Continue reading

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Nolen Family Vacation 2017: Day 11

Tuesday, April 25th Universal Studios We’re big Harry Potter nerds here so Universal was so exciting for us. Years ago, when we went to Disney, we all had a good time, but we’ve never been super huge Disney fans so … Continue reading

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Nolen Family Vacation 2017: Day 10

Monday, April 24th Honeymoon Island We ate a quick breakfast at the golf course and then made our way to Honeymoon Island. Despite a good start, we still didn’t arrive until quarter to 4. We drove to the North lot … Continue reading

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Nolen Family Vacation 2017: Day 9

Sunday, April 23rd Savannah and Jekyll Island Despite poor sleep from the night before, we were glad to get up and get on our way. The manager was very accommodating and gave us a full refund. Before leaving town, we … Continue reading

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