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Farm Living Is The Life For Me: Missouri Farm Tours

I grew up a city/suburbia girl. But when I was around eight years old, my brother’s fifth grade teacher took my family on a tour of his parents’ dairy farm. I remember the smell of the hay (and the cow patties!), the soft brown eyes of the cows, the begging mews of the barn cats and their dexterity in balancing …

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Take a 10-Day Getaway in Missouri

Well, you’ve done it. Everyone you know is jealous, but you’re pumped. You’ve got 10 days – 10 days! – off and Missouri is your vacation destination. Should you set your sights on St. Louis and the Gateway Arch? What about seeing how many barbecue restaurants you can visit in Kansas City? Maybe you want to take your time cruising …

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Take a 5-day Getaway in Missouri

You can do a lot or a little. Yes, vacations are a wonderful thing. The next time you find yourself with five free days and nothing pressing on the agenda, make plans to visit Missouri. With a full week at your disposal, there’s plenty of time to explore multiple locations, especially if you love being outdoors. Your five-day trip to …

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3-day Summer Getaway in Missouri

It’s short and sweet. And you definitely need it. Add a three-day Missouri getaway to your to-do list this summer and plan to have a great time sightseeing, enjoying excellent meals and taking a break from the stress of daily life. There are many outstanding places to spend a three-day weekend in the Show-Me State, so selecting one may be …

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Show Me the Produce

Once upon a time, I had a garden. It was a spectacular garden filled with vegetables of all kinds, plus rhubarb and strawberries and complete with pleasant neighbors hanging over the fence each weekend to see what was ripe. In all fairness, it was mostly my husband’s garden (I have a black thumb), but I really enjoyed it. Then we …

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12 Weeks, 12 Missouri Lakes

Twelve weeks. That’s about how long summer lasts, starting with Memorial Day weekend and running through mid-August, with the first day of school as summer’s unofficial ending. While the season’s stay is oh-so brief, you can cram a lot of fun into those 12 weeks, especially if your travels include Missouri’s recreational lakes. Fun abounds when you’re out on the …

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Mother’s Day in Missouri Ideas for 2017

In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Here are a few Missouri adventure ideas to celebrate “mom,” both in the traditional and non-traditional sense of the word. May is a great time to get outside, especially for the “Family-Time Mom” with young …

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Eyes on the Skies: 2017 Missouri Airshows

As spring settles in, everyone heads outdoors for their favorite sports and hobbies. For some, they feel the call of the ballpark. For others, they need to get some dirt under their fingernails getting the garden growing. For me, I feel a need – a need for speed! And yes, that’s an homage to Top Gun, because it’s air show …

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Dreaming of Warmer Weather in Missouri

While singing of a love gone wrong and moving on, country crooner Dierks Bentley extols the virtues of finding himself “Somewhere on a Beach.” Although I don’t identify with the particular situation he sings of, simply hearing the chorus puts me in a summer state of mind. If only he sang, “Somewhere on Osage Beach,” it would perhaps be the …

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Discover the Spirit of Christmas Past in Eldon

When I was a child, the highlight of the holiday season was a visit to Marshall Field in Chicago to see the Christmas windows. Each year, they had a different but entirely wonderful theme that brought the excitement of the season alive for me. Someone I met recently at a holiday gathering mentioned a similar experience on the Plaza in …

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