I took the boys to Forest Park last week to check a couple of things off our summer to-do list! It wasn’t a pretty, sunny afternoon, but we were able to do everything we wanted.
First up: the St. Louis Art Museum, which was a place I just felt like the kids should be able to say they’ve been to. I prefaced our trip there with warnings about how much nudity they would see there in sculpture and in paintings, but I still don’t think it was enough. They were shocked, with Jack Henry giving this basic recap: “I’m not going back. It’s just old stuff and naked body parts.” True story.
We followed that up with a trip over to the Boathouse, where we rented a paddleboat (me + the 3 boys, Matt was on his way to meet us after work). If it wasn’t for the threat of rain, I’d have paddled us all the way over to the Grand Basin. The 2 older boys helped a lot with the paddling, but it was mostly on me, and it was hard work!
Then, we met Matt for dinner on the deck at the Boathouse, a place I say is good but not great in terms of food, but has such a fun atmosphere that it makes up for it, making it a fun family dinner place.
Every single time we leave Forest Park, we lament that we don’t go there often enough. It’s such a treasure!
Onto the title of this post, which is told in these pictures:
And then the rest of our time there: