Here and There

Weekend outlook

The forecast around Central Missouri calls for rain showers today, but this weekend should be a great one around the state. Click this link to find some of the great activities scheduled for this weekend, http://tinyurl.com/y7nvdoc. Here are some options to consider for each region of Missouri: Northwest: Coalition of Historic Trekkers National Gathering at Fort Osage in Sibley (northeast ... Read More »

A Learning Experience

There is nothing I like more than going somewhere and finding something totally unexpected or learning something new.  In college, I went to Ireland for a week with some friends; not only did I find out Guinness was considered ‘old man’s beer’ by 20-somethings, I also got some sage advice about reasons NOT to kiss the Blarney stone. (I won’t ... Read More »

Ringing in Spring in Springfield

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Every day brings a new sign of spring in Springfield. First, the crocuses bloomed, and right now the city’s landscape is dotted with bright yellow daffodils. Next will be tulips and hyacinths and a flurry of events and activities spring brings with it. The Mizumoto Stroll Garden opened for the season Saturday, Dickerson Park Zoo expands its hours for summer ... Read More »

As seen on Facebook: Cape Girardeau is the Ultimate Status Update

Facebook Status update

“They’re never going to believe this,” I mumbled to myself, typing my Facebook status with one hand while checking a text message from my sister on my cell phone. HER TEXT:  Just saw your Facebook post. What the heck did you do today? MY REPLY:  Wouldn’t you like to know… Today I had basically given a tour of the city ... Read More »

Ste. Genevieve Wineries

We all know each winery has its own flavor when it comes to wine, but their flavors go beyond that to include the atmosphere of each winery location. After a whirlwind tour of Ste. Genevieve, I really began to understand the wide variety of flavors of the wineries. After a wonderful tour of some of the historic homes and buildings ... Read More »

Busy weekend around Missouri

The weather is supposed to be pretty nice around Missouri this weekend; hey, even if it rains, temps are supposed to be in the 50s and 60s, a welcome change. If you’re looking for something to do, take a look at this list of ongoing or “this weekend only” events around the Show-Me State. Whether you’re interested in the music ... Read More »

What a day in Ste. Genevieve

Bolduc House, Ste. Genevieve

Touring Ste. Genevieve, a French-Canadian settlement located on the Mississippi River about an hour south of St. Louis, was a wonderful experience and the people there truly are a treasure. We toured historic homes like the Bolduc House (pictured), the Guibourd House and the Felix Valle House (a State Historic Site that also includes the Amoureux House and the Shaw ... Read More »

Cape-tivating day

H|L folks petting a piglet at Jones Heritage Farm

I hadn’t spent any time in Cape Girardeau until today, but our trip here has been quite nice and I look forward to a return trip to this wonderful city. Stephanie Lynch from the Cape Girardeau CVB was our host for the day and she had a wonderful itinerary, with stops at a downtown shop called Renaissance, the Jones Heritage Farm and ... Read More »

Chocolate and Wine Girlfriend Getaway

It is almost time for Chocolate season! February 20-21 is the annual Wine and Chocolate Trail in Hermann. This, I believe, is my fifth year of partaking in the chocolate feast. Six of us load up into my friend’s van and head down the road to Hermann. We almost always have started at Robller because it is the farthest away ... Read More »