Author Archives: Stephen Foutes

What to do, What to do …

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, look no farther than Missouri. From live music and shows to special exhibits and festivals, there’s more than enough to keep you busy. Some “this weekend only” events (along with a few events that begin this weekend and run for some time) taken from our events Calendar on www.VisitMO.com are listed ... Read More »

Planning your weekend

If you’re going to be in Missouri this weekend, there are plenty of activities to take in, no matter which part of the state you’re visiting. If you’re interested in St. Patrick’s Day parades and festivities, please see the blog entry from KatiesTrail (below) which puts the spotlight on Irish heritage. Don’t forget to check out our Calendar on www.VisitMO.com ... Read More »

Busy weekend around Missouri

The weather is supposed to be pretty nice around Missouri this weekend; hey, even if it rains, temps are supposed to be in the 50s and 60s, a welcome change. If you’re looking for something to do, take a look at this list of ongoing or “this weekend only” events around the Show-Me State. Whether you’re interested in the music ... Read More »

What a day in Ste. Genevieve

Bolduc House, Ste. Genevieve

Touring Ste. Genevieve, a French-Canadian settlement located on the Mississippi River about an hour south of St. Louis, was a wonderful experience and the people there truly are a treasure. We toured historic homes like the Bolduc House (pictured), the Guibourd House and the Felix Valle House (a State Historic Site that also includes the Amoureux House and the Shaw ... Read More »

Cape-tivating day

H|L folks petting a piglet at Jones Heritage Farm

I hadn’t spent any time in Cape Girardeau until today, but our trip here has been quite nice and I look forward to a return trip to this wonderful city. Stephanie Lynch from the Cape Girardeau CVB was our host for the day and she had a wonderful itinerary, with stops at a downtown shop called Renaissance, the Jones Heritage Farm and ... Read More »

Title tilt a brewin’

Like a lot of people, I like to sit back and enjoy the Super Bowl with some salty snacks and a cold drink. Not so good for the arteries, but oh so tasty. But a trip to the store to find a drink with which to enjoy the game presents so many possibilities. There are countless choices to consider, and ... Read More »

Thinking about history

I’ve never been much of a history buff. (Sorry, dad.) But doing research and talking with state historians about African-American history uncovered what, to me, were new and interesting stories about some of the people who made great contributions to this country. For example, George Washington Carver was born into slavery. His mother was kidnapped when he was about one ... Read More »

2010 Travel Guide

The 2010 Missouri Travel Guide

Well, the new 2010 Missouri Travel Guides have been here for about a week and I’m quite pleased with how they turned out. The cover looks excellent — featuring Mark Twain and the Pony Express, which both celebrate significant anniversaries in 2010 — and the color pictures on the inside really pop. I am hopeful readers find the 2010 Travel ... Read More »

Behind The Walls

Thankfully, I never had to serve time in the old Missouri State Penitentiary. Perhaps that’s why I was glad to return Wednesday for my third tour of the historic property, located in the heart of Jefferson City. First, a little history: The prison was decommissioned in 2004. It has been open for public tours and, this year, the Jefferson City ... Read More »

Lucky No. 13

The weekend is almost here, and while it starts on a somewhat ominous sounding note – and one feared by those with triskaidekaphobia (don’t go to dictionary.com; it means fear of the number 13) – there’s no reason to sequester yourself indoors all weekend. Instead, get out and see the sights. There’s plenty to do in Missouri on a fall ... Read More »