Great River Road 18 - City Museum, St. Louis, MO

Take a Makers Faire, Carlsbad Caverns, a junkyard, an abandoned building, the Cathedral of Junk, Queen Califia’s Magic Circle, the Wisconsin Grotto, and a Tim Burton movie.  Mix them all up, multiply by a gadjillion and you might start to describe the City Museum in St. Louis.

I Can’t Even

I can’t do narrative here. There’s no beginning, middle or end.

So you get stream of consciousness.

Serpent fence, Junkyard bike, Wavvy granite, Firetruck, Suspended school bus, Stepping stones over water, Gears and wrenches dog, Giant grasshopper, Two story slide, Covered climb, Ferris wheel, Water towers, Run-up ramp slide/no-slide, Wire mesh climb inside snowman, 10 story slide, Covered dome climb inside-up, Empty building core, Ancient pipe organ, Fire truck, Yellow crane, Fire-pit, Roasting marshmallows, Ball pit, Skeleton plane, Slinky climb, Another plane, Pelican, Icicle ceilings, Opera posters, Graveyard cupola, Amusement park trams, Cement whales, Cement frogs, Gargoyle, Tree nests, Crawl-through caves, Giant sewing machine, Skate park, Theater seats, Rope swings, Giant pencil, Miniature train, Glowing crystals, Conveyor-belt stair rails, Cement dolphins, Climb-inside springs, Escape holes in floor, Big Boy statue, Shoelace looms, Giant hamster wheel, Doorknob collection, Mounted insects, Ancient bank safe, Building cornices, Stain-glass windows, Robots, Electronic test equipment, Count spatula, Pinball machines, Rubber Lego’s, Toy dump trucks, Wooden blocks, giant propellers, Sumo warriors, Mounted eagles, Stuffed squirrels, Rooftop Sharks (frickin’ laser beams unnoticed), Cardboard castles, Snowflake story tellers, Painting station.

That’s about the beginning of it.

View from the Ferris Wheel

View from the Ferris Wheel

Watch that first step.

Watch that first step.

No urge to spit whatsoever.

No urge to spit whatsoever.

Climbing in the cage.

Climbing in the cage.

You just gotta. Can't help it.

You just gotta. Can't help it.

She laughed when I said this could be her Senior pic. I'm still serious.

She laughed when I said this could be her Senior pic. I'm still serious.

If you know me you know why this caught my eye.

If you know me you know why this caught my eye.

A shoelace factory? Of course.

A shoelace factory? Of course.

Crawl off the tip of this airplane wing suspended 40' in the air with me, Daddy.

Crawl off the tip of this airplane wing suspended 40' in the air with me, Daddy.

Again, no urge to spit.

Again, no urge to spit.

Only two stories down this time.

Only two stories down this time.

Seeing this in my dreams now.

Seeing this in my dreams now.

It was while looking at this I decided I wanted to work here.

It was while looking at this I decided I wanted to work here.

We had this spot all to ourselves. Can you see Miranda walking through?

We had this spot all to ourselves. Can you see Miranda walking through?

I've been weight training for this moment.

I've been weight training for this moment.

From the Ferris Wheel on the roof of the St. Louis City Museum

Now Add

Sore elbow, bruised knee, aching ankles, scarred back, and torn pocket.

Have You?

Can you?

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2 Comments Great River Road 18 - City Museum, St. Louis, MO

  1. Picture of Heather LedeboerHeather LedeboerOctober 30, 2016

    That was a great write up! I loved your photos too. Well done.

  2. Picture of Michael BoyinkMichael BoyinkOctober 30, 2016

    Thanks Heather! Some other non-RV friends were just here as well…you might have passed them in a slide…or tunnel…or airplane wing.

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