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Day 5: (Driving to) St. Louis, MO

Here are some on-the-road shots:

…and some state Welcome signs we saw during this leg of the trip:

Welcome to Indiana

Welcome to Illinois

Welcome to Missouri

We were so excited to see the Gateway Arch come into view!

Gateway Arch

When we arrived to our hotel, the kids did their usual run around the room ritual and proceeded to their favorite activities.  After looking out the window, Kid C finds the hotel paper and pen and starts drawing. (I have yet to get a photo of this, but eventually will.)  Her latest favorite doodles to make are balloons.

Kid A also looks out the window, then wraps herself in the curtains to play peekaboo:

One of A's favorite activities in the hotel rooms - playing peekaboo in the curtains!

Another one of Kid C’s methods of entertainment (thanks to our friend, C. Jamm.), is to put stickers on her face.  This kept her occupied for over 20 minutes during dinner. If you’re a parent of a toddler, you know that 20 minutes of concentrated occupied toddler time (COTT) means that you can eat half or all of your meal, while its still relatively warm, and finish half of an adult beverage!  Sweet.

C entertained herself during dinner by putting stickers on her face

The next day we planned to eat breakfast at crepes: etc. which was right around the corner from our hotel, then walk around Forest Park.