Friday, April 11, 2008

Not So Fab Friday in St. Louis

This was our first somewhat disappointing day. We went to Purina Farms, which was a little over a 30 minute drive from where we're staying. It's a nice facility, and free. It has some history of the Purina company, and how pet food is made. It has a barn full of cows, horses, chickens, sheep, rabbits and pigs, some of whom you get to pet. There's some fun play areas in that barn the kids enjoyed. We were there in time to help milk a cow. There's a smaller barn with dogs and cats, but there was only one dog you could actually pet. We also got there in time to see their trainer show, with four different dogs doing some neat tricks.

It was nice, but nothing to get too excited about. We spent a couple relatively pleasant hours there, then left to find a place to eat lunch (there was a food counter there, but it didn't really serve what I'd call lunch.) The ride back was...horrible. Today the two 4 year olds are fighting more than playing, the 2 year old is screaming at the drop of a hat and the 9 year old is getting uncooperative with all three of them, and it all came to a head on the way back to the hotel. So this afternoon we're having some quiet time APART.

I'm ready for a nap. A really l-o-n-g, quiet nap. Then later this afternoon we may finally get to our shopping plans.

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