Author Archives: Stephen Foutes

History Channel to Air TV Show on Lake Area Business

A few months back, in this very space, our own KatiesTrail wrote a post about a television pilot being filmed in the Lake of the Ozarks area. The working title was “$old” and the program was to air on The History Channel. The pilot filmed in the Lake Area focused on auctioneer Rick Bryant and his business. We received word ... Read More »

Cardinal Fan First

A week ago today, KatiesTrail and I had the privilege of attending Opening Day for the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. I’ve been going to Cardinals games for roughly 27 years, but 2011 marked my first time at Opening Day. Although the game ended up being a bit of a bummer, the Cardinals lost 5-3 to the San Diego ... Read More »

Get Out and Fish!

Scott Pauley

Scott Pauley, a professional fisherman and the Missouri Division of Tourism’s fishing and outdoors expert, says it’s a great time to get out to Missouri’s rivers, lakes and streams for a great fishing experience. We asked Pauley a few questions about early spring fishing in Missouri, in anticipation of some warmer days ahead. MDT: Temperatures are fluctuating around Missouri; we ... Read More »

Tradition Continues in Arrow Rock

The J. Huston Tavern, Arrow Rock.

Last weekend, I had the chance to visit a special open house for the J. Huston Tavern in Historic Arrow Rock. Located in the heart of Arrow Rock — the town itself is designated as a National Historic Landmark — the tavern has been serving travelers since the days of the Santa Fe Trail in 1834. Now under the management ... Read More »

Random Topics

The Kansas City Chiefs are hosting a home playoff game for the first time in, well, a while, and it’s good to see the city so fired up for football. It’s hard to beat the playoff atmosphere in a city that loves sports, and Kansas City certainly is a sports town. The Chiefs have a tough opponent in the Baltimore ... Read More »

Let It Snow …

A massive snowstorm blanketed the Capitol a few years back.

I know snow isn’t the most travel  friendly form of precipitation, but I welcome it during the next couple of days. Hey, it’s a lot better than ice, right? I’m not asking for a blizzard (see picture of Missouri Capitol at left); but I would like more than a dusting. I have fond memories of snow-filled Christmas days growing up ... Read More »

Missouri Travel Guide a Great Trip-Planning Tool

The 2011 Official Missouri Travel Guide.

The 2011 Official Missouri Travel Guides are here; pick up your copy today at an Official Missouri Welcome Center, your local chamber of commerce or convention and visitors bureau, the nearest tourism information center, or order online at VisitMO.com or by calling 800-519-4800. If you’d simply prefer to view the digital version, click here.   We hope you enjoy this ... Read More »

MU, Stephens Win

Congratulations to the Missouri Tigers for knocking off the Oklahoma Sooners 36-27 on Saturday in Columbia. The Missouri Division of Tourism also would like to congratulate Jon Stephens for winning our MU Homecoming game contest. His prediction for the final score of Saturday’s game was the closest of any entrant; he predicted a final of MU 31, Oklahoma 27. Great ... Read More »

Mizzou hosts OU for Homecoming

In case you hadn’t heard, the University of Missouri Tigers will host the Oklahoma Sooners for this weekend’s MU Homecoming game. The sports world is abuzz about the contest, as it pits the newly minted BCS No. 1 Sooners against the hometown (and No. 11 BCS ranked) Tigers. It’s a big enough deal that ESPN’s College Gameday will be in ... Read More »

Ready for MU Homecoming?

If you’re a fan of the Missouri Division of Tourism’s Facebook page, and you’re a supporter of the Missouri Tigers, stop by our blog site, www.VisitMOBistro.com, starting around 9 a.m. Thursday. See ya then! Read More »