Here and There

Victorian Santa Makes a Lasting Impression in Saint Charles

The 37th annual Christmas Traditions festival is in full swing, having kicked off in Saint Charles the day after Thanksgiving.  But fret not, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy this year’s celebration, which continues until the afternoon of Christmas Eve. As in years past, we have more than 30 Christmas Legends characters roaming about the Main Street historic district, ... Read More »

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday was Shop Small Saturday

It didn’t get as much play in the papers or online, but Saturday, the 26th of November, was “Shop Small” Saturday; a day to support local business by shopping in stores within your community. Hannibal, Mo.,  is very fortunate to have a wealth of local stores from which to choose, and “Shop Small” Saturday reminded me just how lucky we ... Read More »

Explore Highway 79; A Colorful Adventure Awaits

The World Series has St. Louis in the national and international spotlight, and we all hope that the St. Louis Cardinals can be the comeback team of the year by taking games 6 and 7 this week in St. Louis. But as the sports enthusiasts follow the boys of summer into their final games, Missourians to the north of St. ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Plenty to do in Platte County

On a recent trip to Platte County, which includes part of Kansas City, along with cities such as Parkville, Riverside, Platte City and Weston, my eyes were opened to a variety of opportunities I didn’t know existed in the Show-Me State. So, what is there to do in Platte County? Well … For starters, Platte County is home to a ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Life at the Lake and Capital Fun

A recent outing in Central Missouri offered the opportunity to explore some “close to home” places I’d never been to or experienced personally. The journey started by spending a little time — not nearly enough to see and do everything, that’s for sure — in the Lake of the Ozarks area. The first stop on this trek was Ha Ha ... Read More »

Exploring St. Louis

The last two weekends, I’ve had the opportunity to visit St. Louis for mini-trips centered around Cardinals ballgames. While in the area, my wife and I decided to see some of the sites and to explore areas we’d never seen. Last week, we spent time in the Soulard area. We strolled the Soulard Market, where you’ll find everything from baked ... Read More »

Summer Fun in Springfield

Thanks to a three-day Civil War battle reenactment, Springfield Cardinals AA baseball, the Show-Me Music Festival and other events and activities, summer in Springfield promises to be loads of fun. A sure sign of summer is enjoying a Springfield Cardinals baseball game at Hammons Field. Special promotions with lots of giveaways, fireworks displays and, of course, great baseball are planned ... Read More »