Author Archives: Stephen Foutes

A new look for Labor Day

MOPhotoGirl finished my gravatar, so it seemed like a good time for a new post, though I haven’t done anything too exciting for a few days. I want to note that MOPhotoGirl is very talented and thank her for her artistic efforts. Labor Day weekend is almost here, and it seems Missouri is full of events people can check out, ... Read More »

Great day for a ballgame

Decided to do a significant amount of driving this weekend. Went up north to see family in Pike County on Friday, only to turn around Saturday for a jaunt back to Central Missouri, then over to Kansas City for the Royals game. Picked up Tom — who had been in the St. Louis area the night before — near the ... Read More »

Friendly folks at the fair

Had a good time working Wednesday at the Division of Tourism’s booth, which is located in the Agriculture Building at the Missouri State Fair. Lots of people stopped by to pick up Vacation Planners, information on other attractions around the state or to say ‘hi’ and visit for a minute. It was nice to meet so many people. There were ... Read More »

Back home

It’s good to get home after a long trip, but we had a fun time in Southeast Missouri. Since we’ve been back, I’ve thought of a couple things to share. First, if you’re traveling and going to be doing any outdoor walking or climbing, wear tennis shoes, not flip flops. When we were at Elephant Rock State Park, MoTravelMama had ... Read More »

The Road Home

Here's a look at the first issue of the Stars and Stripes newspaper.

After a night in Poplar Bluff, our group began the long drive home from Southeast Missouri, but we still had a few stops to make. The first area on our itinerary was Mingo Wildlife Refuge in Puxico. After speaking with Vergial,  one of the park rangers there, we took out on a short walking tour, then a short driving tour ... Read More »

Fun in the Sun

One of the many scenic views along the Current River.

What a beautiful day for a float trip on the Current River! The weather was perfect — nary a cloud in the sky — and the sun was nice and warm, the perfect counter to the brisk, 60-degree waters in the spring-fed Current. Let me just say this, that is some cold water!!  And, before I get too far, I need to amend ... Read More »

Traveling in SE Missouri

This underground lake is found at Bonne Terre Mines.

Hello from MoTravelGuy! MoTravelMama and two of our friends from H/L are on a familiarization tour of the Southeast Region of Missouri and we’re having a good time. We saw an amazing mine in Bonne Terre and learned a lot about the history of mines at the Missouri Mines State Historic Site near Park Hills. We spent some time at ... Read More »