What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stranger

The Knees VS The Heart March 6, 2018

It’s official. I’m old.

Not that old, but too old to do things like this:


Recently, touring with The Wizard of Oz delivered the husband and me to Saint Louis, and, of course, we had to take a trip to the City Museum.


The place is amazing. It’s like an adult got day drunk, stumbled by a kids’ park, and was like, “Damn. Kids have all the fun. I’m going to build something better where adults can climb stuff. And there’s going to be a bar inside the jungle gyms. No! Multiple bars. Yeah.”

I really think that’s how the business pitch went.

There are caves in one part, and a forest in another part. Somehow, we ended up at a creepy carnival (that’s where one of the bars is, though we had a show, so coffee was our drink of choice). And there is no map for this place. It’s just like, go climb around and hope you make it out okay.


And the outside is super intense. A random man climbing through a mesh tube high above the ground called out, “Does this thing look like it’s going to fall?”

I, being the kind soul I am, called back, “Nope, there’s a crane and a chain. You should be good.”

He shrugged and crawled along his merry way.

It’s really an amazing place. If you ever have a chance to go, you should do it.

But come prepared with ibuprofen, Tiger Balm, and arnica for when your adventure is done. Sliding through mesh tunnels on my butt left me with so many bruises, I have leopard bum. Some of the tunnels are so short, I couldn’t even crawl through them. I had to shimmy on my stomach. Totally fun, but I couldn’t make my knees bend for about three days after my adventure. Playing like a kid is great for the heart but bad for the joints.

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