Author Archives: motravelmama

Girlfriend Getaways in Missouri

Girlfriend getaways. For those that take them, this means you are now thinking of all the fun times you and your friends have had and thinking you need to start planning the next one. If your group of girlfriends is like mine, you are always looking for new ideas and things to do. Missouri has so many choices, even for ... Read More »

A Jolly Branson Christmas

Polar Express train ride

Branson, at any time of the year, is a fun and energizing place to take your family. At Christmas, Branson will get even the Scrooge in your family into the Christmas spirit! My 3-year-old son Cale has been asking to go on a train ride for a nearly a year. When I heard the Branson Scenic Railway had been transformed ... Read More »

One Wild Idea, Thousands of Treasures

Many of us have come up with wild ideas, but very few people follow through on those. I was able to travel this week to Kansas City for some meetings near the River Market area and, while there, ventured over to the Arabia Steamboat Museum (www.1856.com). This museum is an excellent showcase of what can happen if you follow through ... Read More »

The Tour to Jefferson City

TV view of race into town

Yesterday, the Tour of Missouri began around 2 p.m. in St. James and the cyclists rode approximately 110 miles to Jefferson City. Now those not familiar with this area, let me tell you, the hills are mountainous and the curves are dangerous. The leaders arrived in Jefferson City shortly before 6 p.m. From there, they did three rounds around the ... Read More »

Missouri State Fair

Wow, we had so much fun at the Missouri State Fair this weekend. I am bad, I must admit, I have never been there other than for work purposes, so I decided my family needed to attend. I am so glad we did. The traffic to get in wasn’t bad and the admission fee, $8 per adult, is very minor, ... Read More »

Salute to America

The City of Jefferson hosted an amazing Salute to America celebration July 3-4. My sister surprised us by showing up with her three little ones, so it made our time extra special. With four kids in tow, ages six months, two two-year-olds and an eight-year-old, we made our way to downtown Jefferson City. July 3 started with a parade featuring ... Read More »

School Buses and Airplanes

My two-year-old has been asking to ride a school bus since he was able to say the words. This weekend he will finally get to do just that. We are going to attend, weather permitting, the Salute to Veteran’s Air Show at the Columbia Regional Airport in Columbia, Mo. I have attended this show many years in the past and ... Read More »

Onion Ring Tour

I was so excited for us to get our blog up and running because I wanted to share with travelers my familiarization tour of Highway 36 that turned into an onion ring tour. New to my job with the Missouri Division of Tourism, I was very excited to take some travel writers on a familiarization tour of Missouri Highway 36 ... Read More »