so, we had to leave for the airport, bought a sandwich at Ginny and Jane E's, a delicious corned beef sandwich (their menu says "corn beef" ;-)). it was 82 degrees leaving AMI and 42 degrees and chilly when we got home to St. Louis. we had a very nice time and can't wait to come back!! we may consider driving next year or will definitely have to save our money to fly, could get a smaller rental car, never did take the trolley but our neighbors didn't have a car at all and they got around with the trolley. have fun to whoever is reading this and going to AMI but I hope it doesn't get any more crowded! it is not too crowded now, just right, would love to go back other times of the year too, maybe in October, I hear that is a great time. apparently we had really good weather for the most part, I heard the spring was not good and I'm not sure how the weather has been since then. see you next time, thanks RustyKat and Kris and everyone for all the postings to help us discover this great place.