The drive to and from Atlanta to St. Louis, is long, really long. We often drive down Friday evening after work and drive back Sunday in the morning for a total of 18-19 hours in the car over the course of about 50 hours. It is exhausting and also painful. We usually stop once along the way to walk around and see something, otherwise the next day both of our knees are in excruciating pain. Although it is not far out of St. Louis, Metropolis, IL is a great little stopping point! One of the primary attractions is the oversize Superman. You can walk around the town square, visit the SuperMuseum and gift store, snap pictures with Superman and the telephone booth, and stop by the visitor center. The Superman statue is ideal for a short little stop to see something new or grab a bite to eat. If you plan on staying over night, Metropolis offers several other activities for those who need to break up the drive a little more including, but not limited to of course, Kincaid Mounds, Fort Massac Park, George Rogers Clark Discovery Trail, Elijah P. Curtis historic home, other famous statues-including Lois Lane, and several quaint shops and restaurants, all of which we plan on visiting! Metropolis is definitely a novel little town that encompasses the essence of why road trips are so much fun-stopping along the way to make the journey just as enjoyable as the destination.