Author Archives: motravelgirl

St. Louie Chop Suey

St. Paul sandwich.

When I attended Mizzou, oh so many years ago, I met and made friends with many students from St. Louis.  Visits to their homes taught me how the locals ate and I learned about some favorites that I had not previously experienced. At the top of this list is the “St. Louis-style” fried rice from the many “chop suey” places ... Read More »

Visit Missouri in Fiction and Reality

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I recently saw Janet Evanovich, NY Times Best-Selling author, on a morning news show talking up her new book, co-authored with Lee Goldberg. I’ve read some of her other stuff, and this new book sounded like something I would enjoy. She was promoting the second book in the series, and I’m rather obsessive about reading books in order, so I ... Read More »

History Lessons at Lincoln University

Lincoln University in Jefferson City holds  American History unknown by many.

On a few previous occasions, I’ve written about my love and fascination with history. Well, here’s another story. Recently, I got the chance to visit the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar in Richmond, Va. This museum examines the war from the multiple perspectives of the Union, Confederate and African-Americans who lived through it. You may be wondering why ... Read More »

Dining with Churchill

Westminster College President Barney Forsythe, Churchill author Cita Stelzer and National Churchill Museum Executive Director Rob Havers sit down to the same meal Winston Churchill was served at the college before giving his famous Sinews of Peace speech. Stelzer visited the college to promote her new book "Dinner With Churchill: Policy-Making at the Dinner Table." Photo by Dean Asher of The Fulton Sun.

“It has become fashionable to honor (Winston) Churchill at commemorative events by duplicating the meals he was served.”  ~ “Dinner with Churchill, Policy-Making at the Dinner Table,” by Cita Stelzer I recently experienced a Churchillian meal when I joined author Cita Stelzer, and a small group of others, for a lunch that duplicated the meal served to Winston Churchill when ... Read More »

Enrich Your Getaway with Memorable Dining Experiences

One of the best things about travel is getting to explore new places and learn something different. Of course, one of the best ways to experience a place is through the food. You may have heard the adage that when you travel, eat where the locals eat. You’ll have an experience to remember years in the future. I still remember ... Read More »

History Nerd?

Go ahead, call me a history nerd. It’s okay, I often refer to myself that way. You see, I have a real love for history.  Yes, I do possess an ability to recall names and dates, but mostly I think about history in terms of stories; stories of love, passion, murder, intrigue, war and sabotage.  History is every movie you’ve ... Read More »

Tiptoeing Through the Treetops

MoTravelGirl rides a zipline at the Branson Zipline Canopy Tours at Wolfe Creek Preserve.

“Hold the cable right here, put your toes on the edge, look out at the highway and step off,” I repeated after the guide. “Sure, I can do that.” Except my leg wouldn’t move and my brain screamed, “ARE YOU INSANE?!?!?” That’s because I was standing on the edge of a 100-foot tower which is how the Blue Streak Fastline ... Read More »