Author Archives: Stephen Foutes

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 »

Weekend outlook

The forecast around Central Missouri calls for rain showers today, but this weekend should be a great one around the state. Click this link to find some of the great activities scheduled for this weekend, http://tinyurl.com/y7nvdoc. Here are some options to consider for each region of Missouri: Northwest: Coalition of Historic Trekkers National Gathering at Fort Osage in Sibley (northeast ... Read More »

In the Saddle

There are a lot of events happening around Missouri this weekend, but probably the largest is the Pony Express Sesquicentennial happening in St. Joseph. This is a very special event for St. Joseph and northwest Missouri. Events began Thursday, continue today and into Saturday, which is when the Johnny Fry re-enactment ride will happen. That special ride is set for ... Read More »