Tag Archives: Columbia

Touring Warm Springs Ranch

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to tour the Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville. The ranch is home to a state-of-the-art breeding facility for the Budweiser Clydesdales. This educational tour was part of a Missouri Travel Council Board meeting and included several tourism industry members, including MDT Director Katie Steele Danner,  from around the state. John Soto, facilities manager, was our …

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Show-Me State Games

“The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I’ll never be as good as a wall,” — Mitch Hedberg. I read that once and it has stuck with me over the years; a humbling acknowledgement about how my athletic prowess would never be anything used to describe me. I don’t dance like Isadora Duncan either; …

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Missouri Has Film Festivals, Too

I am preparing for departure from my three days at the annual Sundance Film Festival.  In addition to enjoying the premier of “Winter’s Bone” (see story at http://News.Visitmo.com/DivisionNews/Detail/Missouri-Offers-Ideal-Locations-for-Filmmakers), we have been able to meet with film office staff, economic development specialists, lawyers, tax advisors, producers, site-selection officials, and tourism officials to promote the film, entertainment, tour and travel industries in Missouri.  …

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Lucky No. 13

The weekend is almost here, and while it starts on a somewhat ominous sounding note – and one feared by those with triskaidekaphobia (don’t go to dictionary.com; it means fear of the number 13) – there’s no reason to sequester yourself indoors all weekend. Instead, get out and see the sights. There’s plenty to do in Missouri on a fall …

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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 …

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