WEDNESDAY: Meramec Caverns / St. James

Wednesday morning we made our second excursion far outside of St. Louis, this time along I-44. Our first stop was Meramec Caverns, which I haven’t been to since I was in 5th grade.

While the owners have added new attractions, the caverns and tour themselves were pretty much exactly the same as I remember.

The only difference between then and now was price — $18 per adult (which is by far the most expensive activity we’ve done during these three weeks, though the Cards game would have been worse if we hadn’t gotten free tickets).

After the Caverns, we ate at McDonald’s, satisfying a long-held desire of Jadzia’s. Then it was on to St. James where we had a lovely visit with my brother Justin, his wife Becca, and their boys. The kids played well, we had a nice time talking and playing Wii, and dinner was great. Then we walked around St. James Park, and topped it all of with ice cream.

The ride home wasn’t as smooth, and featured much crying. But once we were home, a restful night was had by all.

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