Author Archives: Stephen Foutes

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 »

Riding the Rails

On Saturday, I fulfilled a long-ago promised train ride to my 2-year-old daughter. We didn’t tell her what we’d be doing, but last Friday night, we started talking about her “surprise” on Saturday. We went to Jefferson City‘s Amtrak depot mid-morning to watch the trains roll by for a while. After the eastbound train left for the station, my daughter ... Read More »

So Much To Do …

Growing up, Mom always said summer was pretty much over after July 4. I hated that notion, but now understand what she’s talking about. The days of late July and August, though often punishingly hot, do move pretty fast. And while school is on the horizon, there are plenty of things to do in Missouri before the kids get back ... Read More »

What a game

This picture shows the exact opposite of the weather we experienced.

It was one of those games you just can’t forget. Last Friday, three friends joined me on a trek to Busch Stadium for a Cardinals game in St. Louis. The forecast for Friday night was pretty bleak and I personally didn’t expect to see four innings. It started raining about the third inning, but lightly. It picked up a bit ... Read More »

Ballgame or washout?

Got tickets to see the Cardinals tonight. Think the game will go on as planned? I am not overly optimistic Mother Nature will spare Busch Stadium from the rainfall. That’s ok. A rainy night at the park is still a night at the park. Plus, they don’t stop selling food just because it’s raining. I have fond memories of going ... Read More »

From 66 to 61

Ellen takes a sip at Elbow Inn

After a whirlwind trip on Missouri’s portion of Route 66, MoPhotoGirl and I left St. Louis and Lambert Airport on a Missouri Mission. Our destination … Hannibal. More on that in a bit. First, let’s recap the Route 66 trek. In short, it was a blast. Tiring, yes. But fun, nonetheless. My part of the journey actually began in Lebanon, ... Read More »