Jeremy is back working good ol’ retail. Additionally, he works on commission so his best hours of working are everyone else’s best hours off work. I.e. the evenings and weekends. We’ve adjusted decently to his schedule since we’ve moved to St. Louis and sometimes, I down right like that he has a day off in the middle of the week. We’ve been tempted to work on house projects on those days. But if we do that all the time, then it sort of feels like we wasted a whole day of having Daddy around. Instead, we’ve tried to have fun family days intermixed in with the house project days.
Last week we utilized our new family membership to the Missouri Botanical Garden to enjoy it’s splendor. We had such a great time and there was hardly anyone there! This week, we decided to check out Grant’s Farm.
Grant’s Farm is owned by Anheuser Busch and is a 281 acre animal park. Ulysses S. Grant lived there on the property and farmed it for a number of years when he was in the militia in St. Louis. Cool huh? Fun filled fact: the park has the cabin that Grant built himself on the property to this day. It is the only remaining structure hand-built by a U.S. president prior to assuming the office.
See? You learn something everyday.
Anyway, the park is free to get into. You do have to pay for parking but we didn’t think it was too steep ($11.00). First things first, we wanted to see the famous Clydesdale! Whew! Those horses live the LIFE! Air conditioned stalls and seriously pristine grounds. Best of all, we got to see the baby Clydesdales! They were so cute.
As you can see, we had a lot of fun. We enjoyed the free animal shows and um, did you know that you get 2 free beers per person at this place? I’m not a drinker but wow, that’s pretty amazing to me. All this free stuff made for a way fun day. Seriously, we spent $20.00 on parking, water, kettle corn and food for the camels. What a day!