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Float Trips for All Seasons in Missouri

Veteran floaters who relish solitude may not appreciate my sharing this information, but, hey, Missouri has enough sparkling streams for all of us. My paddling group has regular spring, fall and winter floats. We look for a cold drink, a hot shower and a warm bed at the end of the day, so we book well in advance to get …

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There’s sugar in them there trees . . .

The days are already shorter.  The air is acquiring a sharper bite.  It’s hard to imagine the grey, cold indifference of winter could offer up one of Mother Nature’s sweetest gifts.  But winter does have its treats.  Sometimes you just have to go prospecting a little harder to find them.  Maybe even deep inside a tree. It’s really all about …

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Baldknobbers Celebrate Christmas Season in Branson

The Christmas season is in full swing in Branson, Missouri. At Branson’s first show, the Baldknobbers, our Christmas show opened last week.  During November and December, in the first half of the Baldknobbers Show, guests enjoy the best of this year’s country show. Then after intermission, the curtain goes up on Baldknobbers Family Christmas.  The Baldknobbers Christmas shows run through …

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Hello, Halloween!

How exciting! It’s not every day you get the opportunity to be a guest blogger representing Central Missouri on this delicious Missouri travel blog. Fresh off a frightful tour at the MO State Penitentiary in Jefferson City last week, I think I’ll stick to the season and talk about scary events planned for Halloween in Pulaski County, located in Central …

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Columbia Offers Tastes for the Season

With the leaves changing and students returning, autumn is an amazing time to be in Columbia. In addition to festivals and football, Columbia offers a variety of ways to enjoy the harvest season whether you want to eat it up or drink it down. A great place to start is the Columbia Farmers Market. Providing mid-Missouri with fresh, local products …

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Ride up to Pony Express PumpkinFest

I’ve always been a fan of fall.  My Irish skin doesn’t fare well in the hot summer months, so when the temperatures begin to dip around 70, my soul lets out a sigh of relief. I don’t know what I like more … the beautiful fall colors, the crisp morning air, the warm smells of comfort food, or just getting …

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Enjoying the Madison County Fair

Is there a place other than Missouri where you can find tractor shows, truck shows, cow-milking contests, greased-pig contests, turtle races, tug of war, pumpkin-seed spitting, goat milking, and carnival rides all in one place?  I doubt it, because Missouri has some of the best county fairs around, and, fortunately for Missourians, we have entered county-fair season. Madison County Fair …

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Where can a guy get a burger at this hour?

One thing was for sure. When I moved to Kansas City, I’d be going to Town Topic. Growing up in Wichita, my dad talked about burgers from Town Topic the way other people would about meeting the president. Or bungee jumping. Or watching the Royals clutch the ’85 pennant. That’s just how much he loved it. And whether it’s true …

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Branson to host Benefit for Joplin

I’m constantly amazed at the spirit of the American people. Faced with a winter and spring filled with unrest and wars throughout the world, an uncertain economy and rising gas prices, oil spills in the gulf, nature storming through the land and pounding them with everything from ice to floods to fires to tornadoes, our fellow Americans have shown themselves …

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