Over Memorial Day weekend, we headed up to St. Louis with the Welch family for some fun. The trip all started with a conversation between Brad and Jeff about heading up there so they could hit a Cardinals game. Once the idea was mentioned to Kacy and I, we were off and planning. We made our way up to St. Louis after swim lesson the Friday of Memorial Day weekend and finally arrived after what seemed liked years. Since the kids had been in the car all day, we got them changed and let them play in the hotel pool for a while. The next day we were off and running to hit the zoo before it got too hot. Earlier is definitely better especially with getting into the penguin and sting ray exhibits. Emma wasn't entirely sure about touching the sting rays but finally worked up the nerve and tried to touch them. The kids had tons of fun and were totally exhausted by the time we left. I had forgotten how big the zoo there is; we didn't even get to one big section but thankfully the kids were unaware.