We had yet to make it to Springfield since living in Wichita, so we knew we wanted to get a trip in this fall. We were thinking maybe in October when the kids had a long weekend off school. Then I discovered the kids were out of school both Monday and Tuesday of Labor Day weekend so we planned to make the drive over then. We got an AirBnB rented and reserved a spot at the dog resort for Harpo. Wasn't planning to have a crazy two weeks leading up to the trip, so there was literally no prep or planning going into it before we left. Friday arrived and it was go time. We picked up the kids from school and headed east.
We got in late Friday evening and conked out. Saturday my mom came in and we had brunch then went to walk around Bass Pro Shops. My friend Brandi came in to say hello while we roamed around the shop. It was fun to see the displays and fish. There was a real live MONSTER FISH, lol. Thomas was obsessed with the monster fish exhibit at exploration place so it was fun to see something similar that was alive.