Well, our time here at CID is coming to a close. We get our car and head home on Thursday. It has been a great experience, and I am so thankful that we had the opportunity to do it. I want to again thank CID for their scholarship, and thank the wonderful donors who make it possible for CID to never turn away a child because they can not pay. I would like to thank Haven House as well. If they hadn't been here for us, this trip would have been impossible. They provided an inexpensive place for us to stay, meals, shuttled us to and from CID everyday, and even helped with the point of today's post, helped us find fun things to do on the week-ends!
CID is taking Miss Kat in filed trips every afternoon, and they are going to a lot of fun places. They went to the fire station, bowling, swimming, toured a grocery store and Cabella's, they went to Coldstone and made their own ice cream, lots of stuff! And on the week-ends we ventured out to have fun of our own!
So, if you are ever in St. Louis, don't miss:
The Science Center (It was a ton of fun, and we spent all day there...Oh, and it's free!)
The Magic House (It is a huge children's museum with 4 floors of stuff to do. It has a construction site, a math floor, and even a section about detective work. WARNING- they have a Van De Graff machine, so keep an eye out if you have a CI user, it's a BIG no-no.)
The Gateway Arch (Of course! They also have a cool museum under the arch. It is about the American frontier and the move westward. In fact, there was an exhibit about the Mormons traveling west...we have the very same exhibit at home, at the other end of the trail!)
The City Museum (Seriously, you HAVE to go here! We have added St. Louis to our list of "must go" action spots because of the City Museum. There are literally no words to describe how cool it is....except maybe 7 STORY SLIDE!!!)
Grant's Farm (This was an amazing trip. It is a little zoo that packs a punch. We were able to see the coolest elephant show ever, and you are up close to every single animal. They even let Miss Kat pet and feed the parrots, baby goats and a camel. It is free, and while it doesn't apply to us, maybe others will care....they also give out free beers to everyone.)
It's been a long 5 weeks, and Thursday I meet with all these wonderful professionals to go oer Miss Kat's testing and goals. I'm glad we came and can't wait to get home!!