Author Archives: Stephen Foutes

Facing Outlaw Run

Ben on Outlaw Run

Missouri Division of Tourism staff photographer @Ben2Mo recently returned from Silver Dollar City in Branson, where he was among the first to ride the theme park’s new Outlaw Run roller coaster. To see how he experienced the coaster, watch the video and pay close attention to his facial expressions. When Ben regained full use of his faculties, we sat down for ... Read More »

Trout Season Begins at State Trout Parks

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Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from an article on trout fishing in Missouri. Please click here to read the full article on VisitMO.com. There are some things you truly have to see to believe. The opening day of trout season at Missouri’s trout parks is among them. “It is an event,” says Scott Pauley, a professional fisherman and the ... Read More »

How do You PictureMO?

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Standing below the Gateway Arch on a warm summer’s evening, just minutes before the first pitch at a St. Louis Cardinals game, is awesome. The Arch grounds are filled with people milling about, having fun and looking up in awe at one of the nation’s most incredible man-made monuments. Last summer, I snapped a photo of the Arch (shown at ... Read More »

Branson Offers Plenty of Winter Fun

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You want to take a trip to Branson, but it’s the middle of winter and most live performers are on their annual break. So, there’s nothing to do there, right? Wrong. Branson offers plenty of things to do year-round, even during the winter months when the majority of live shows are on hiatus. What can you do? Well, you could ... Read More »

Remembering Original Barbie and the Cowboy Craze

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Staffers at the Missouri Division of Tourism recently were asked to share memories of their favorite Gifts from Christmas Past, with the caveat their responses should be: Totally superficial Related to gifts received before age 17 or 18. Overall, the results were varied, but fairly heavy on dolls and music-playing devices. In this, our final installment, the focus is on ... Read More »

Boomers Relish Gifts From Their Youth

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a six-part series about MDT staff memories of Gifts of Christmas Past. Check back next week for the final installment. Staffers at the Missouri Division of Tourism recently were asked to share memories of their favorite Gifts from Christmas Past, with the caveat their responses should be: Totally superficial Related to gifts received ... Read More »

Ill-fated Gifts of Christmas Past

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a six-part series about MDT staff memories of Gifts of Christmas Past. Check back for future installments. Staffers at the Missouri Division of Tourism recently were asked to share memories of their favorite Gifts from Christmas Past, with the caveat their responses should be: Totally superficial Related to gifts received before age 17 ... Read More »

Momo Traveling on Someone Else’s Dime

Andrew Stephens has washed his hands of Momo. Furious about recent credit-card charges appearing on several of his accounts – coincidentally at all the places Momo has visited the past few weeks – Stephens has relinquished his Momo Tracker device. It’s now up to us to keep tabs on the Missouri Monster. “I’m saying Momo’s name for the last time,” ... Read More »

Gen X-ers Share Holiday Memories

Editor’s note: This is the third in a six-part series about MDT staff memories of Gifts of Christmas Past. Check back for future installments. Staffers at the Missouri Division of Tourism recently were asked to share memories of their favorite Gifts from Christmas Past, with the caveat their responses should be: Totally superficial Related to gifts received before age 17 ... Read More »

Momo Heads South, Finds Nachos

If you visit this blog frequently (thank you for that, by the way) you probably know we’ve been trying to track Momo, the Missouri monster, for several days. Andrew Stephens, a northeast Missouri resident who has had several run-ins with the beast over the years, including two encounters in the past three months, has been helping with that effort. When ... Read More »