Two weeks ago today, my friend, Melissa, and I were sitting at playgroup and began talking about fall break coming up. Some of our friends were going to the beach or on a cruise or to visit family. Neither one of us were doing anything. We wanted our kids (ages 8, 7, 6, 5, and 2) to really have a fun time during this week off of school. We began planning day trips for places around Henderson and had a good list ready to go. Then we started talking money (we are both pretty frugal gals!) and plans changed a little more. Jokingly, Melissa looked at me and said, “Let’s just get up one morning and go to St. Louis for the day!” I looked at her and said, “I am up for it if you are!” We had planned on taking our amazing husbands with us but, as the trip grew closer, the guys had to back out because of work. So we continued on with plans for our trip. We did not tell the kids we were going anywhere until Sunday before we left. We left clues throughout the day:
We are going to spend part of fall break with 3 of your friends and their mom.
We are going to spend the night with them and you will need to pack your swimming suits.
We are headed to the Show Me State.
We are headed to the city where ice cream and Kindergarten were born.
You will get to pretend to be the president and may see the Man with the Yellow Hat.
One of our national landmarks will be seen high in the sky.
Carter will want to wear his Cardinals shirt and hat.
Pack your bags; we are going to St. Louis tomorrow morning!
They were so excited and off we went for 2 days full of friends, family, fun and memories to last us a lifetime!