Day 9: We left St. Louis (& the fabulous City Museum) just after 1:00pm to drive home. On our road home, we encountered the charming town of Hannibal, Missouri, the boyhood home of author Samuel Langhorne Clemens (aka Mark Twain) and as the setting of his books The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, with numerous historical sites related to Mark Twain and sites depicted in his fiction.
Main Street in Hannibal - just a stone's throw from the banks of the Mississippi River!
Here are the kids, recreating the famous scene from Tom Sawyer, whitewashing the fence.
And here is where it all began, the boyhood home of Mark Twain (and his imagination)!
A view over the town from the nearby lighthouse.
The Mighty Mississippi!
We stopped for dinner at Jerry's Family Restaurant and the boys shared a pizza (and devoured the whole thing!)