Author Archives: Barbara Brueggeman

Entertainment on Ice: A New Friend at the Saint Louis Zoo

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I’m a sucker for zoos. I’ll say that right up front.  I’ve loved them since I was a kid, it was my favorite treat growing up and it was one of my first dates with the man I married.  But I don’t think I’ve met a cooler (pun intended) zoo resident than Kali (pronounced Cully) – the Saint Louis Zoo’s ... Read More »

15 in ’15: St. Charles Christmas Traditions

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This post is one in a series of 15 posts of 15 things to do in Missouri in 2015. Don’t miss these other “15 in ’15”  posts. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! In every made-for-TV Christmas movie, it seems the stars find themselves in a quirky little town where the true spirit of the season lives. I love ... Read More »

15 in ’15: Famous Routes in Missouri

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This post is one in a series of 15 posts of 15 things to do in Missouri in 2015. Don’t miss these other “15 in ’15”  posts. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! Americans love a road trip. And who better to show you a great one (or three) than the Show-Me State?   “Way of American Genius” There ... Read More »

15 in ’15: Springfield

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This post is one in a series of 15 posts of 15 things to do in Missouri in 2015. Don’t miss these other “15 in ’15”  posts. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! I spent high school and the early part of my adulthood in Springfield and thought it was a pretty nice town. Years ago, my career path ... Read More »

15 in ’15: Santa Cali Gon Days

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This post is one in a series of 15 posts of 15 things to do in Missouri in 2015. To find all “15 in ’15” posts simply go to the search bar on this page and type in “15 in ’15.” Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show!  Only in the Show-Me State can you celebrate Independence on Labor ... Read More »

15 in ’15: Legends of Golf Tournament

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This post is one in a series of 15 posts of 15 things to do in Missouri in 2015. Don’t miss these other “15 in ’15”  posts. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show!  I am a woman who loves a man who loves golf. So when I heard about the Legends of Golf Tournament coming to Branson in 2014, ... Read More »

Missouri Winter Events 2014-’15

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I love the holiday season.  Seriously – I love everything about the it: the decorating, the baking, the wrapping, the giving.  I love the carolers – sacred and secular, the Santas, the light shows, the parades, the ballet and symphony performances, the nativities, the arts and crafts markets … well, you get the picture. Luckily, I live in Missouri so ... Read More »

Winter Birding: Missouri is for the Birds

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I love birding. Or bird watching. Whatever you call it, Missouri is a hotbed of activity, and I’m not the only one who thinks so. Smithsonian magazine just listed a spot in the northwest corner of the state as one of the seven best places in America to see fall bird migrations: “In the autumn months, Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge in ... Read More »

City Girl Meets Missouri Pumpkin Patch

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Long, long ago in a county on the east side of the state, my future husband – a farm boy – took me home to meet his parents. It was November, and as we drove through the fertile Missouri River bottoms near his family’s farm, we passed a glorious sight: Rombach Farms’ pumpkin patch.  Their display was breathtaking: rich and ... Read More »

Missouri Fun Runs

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Cupcakes…running…beer. “One of these things is not like the others.  One of these things just doesn’t belong.” If you think you know which one, you’re wrong.  All of these things are exactly the same. Confused?  So was I when I found out some friends were running in a 5K Cupcake Run in St. Louis. I get that some people love ... Read More »