After the fireworks show, we put our youngest 6 kids to bed while Careese, I, and our eldest 2 teenagers found the most American thing we could think of to do. We watched Hamilton. Brilliant. Those songs will be stuck in my head for the foreseeable future. Da da da dat da dat da da da da ya da.
Highlight #3: City Museum
"Thanks for coming. Good news: you've pretty much got the whole place to yourselves today."
Those words were music to our ears as we arrived, because we we knew that even the slightest crowd would likely keep us from entering.
I'll say this about City Museum: we've traveled quite a few weird places in our life, sometimes purposefully, sometimes not; and, I can confidently say that City Museum is near the top of the list of weirdest places we've visited. And, we loved it. Take the art below for example. How does this even happen? My mind simply does not work this way, but I love that someone else's does.
"Let's see here....what art supplies to I have laying around? Well, I've got a bunch of industrial screws, a couple zippers, a bunch of old watch bands, and a couple cool looking rocks. This will make a cool looking bat!"
Bravo, Mr. or Ms. eccentric artist. I would've thrown this stuff in the garbage. In fact, I probably have at some point.
The entire place was full of art like this.
If you have the chance to visit St. Louis, you simply must visit the City Museum along with the Gateway Arch and Museum. Fantastic. Oh, and I did manage to drop off some Struggle Bus books at a couple local bookstores. I hope you enjoy my book, St. Louis.
On to the next stop: Springfield, MO.