Tag Archives: Missouri Division of Tourism

PictureMO Winners Focus on Water

Morning Fog

The votes are in and yet again we have found many talented camera-savvy Missourians who have submitted their masterpieces to PictureMO. This time around Missouri resident shutterbugs were inspired by scenes featuring bodies of water. What is PictureMO, you ask? The PictureMO Flickr photo group began in early 2013 as a way to show off the photography geniuses of Missouri ... Read More »

Bird’s-Eye View of Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks becomes even more beautiful from the air.

As much as I would love for “thrill seeker” to be my official profession, I, unfortunately, can only claim that title on the weekends. From cliff jumping to para-sailing above sharks, I have done it all. But nothing quite prepared me for the thrill ride at Lake Ozark Helicopters, Inc. Ever since I can remember, riding in a helicopter has ... Read More »

Fun Five at the Missouri State Fair

The Missouri State Fair officially is underway in Sedalia. For the next 11 days, people will flock to the Missouri State Fairgrounds for fun, food, carnival rides and games, food, concerts, food, livestock shows, car races, truck and tractor pulls, and, in case I didn’t mention it, food. There are countless reasons to plan your trip to the Missouri State ... Read More »

Welcome Center Opens on Route 66 in Webb City

A pair of vintage vehicles inside the new Route 66 Welcome Center in Webb City.

    This week I had the pleasure of joining in the celebration for the new Route 66 Center, located at the corner of Webb and Broadway streets, in Webb City. I was joined by several state and local leaders, Webb City residents and a few Route 66 enthusiasts.  Among the celebrants were Speaker Ron Richard (Senator-Elect), the new state ... Read More »

Cupcake Discovery

Babycakes, Kansas City

I was very excited when I discovered The Cupcakery (soon to be called The Cup) in the Central West End of St. Louis. The sweet smell engulfs you before you even walk in the door. To walk inside and see such a great display of so many types of cupcakes can be overwhelming to a sweets-lover like me. I then ... Read More »

I pick, you pick, we all pick at you-pick farms

you-pick

Peer pressure, it really is a good thing, at least at my age! My friends, who have kids, kept going on and on about this great little you-pick farm in Jamestown, Mo., and how I just had to take my son. I admit it, I gave into the peer pressure and took him, completely unsure of what I was getting ... 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 »

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 »

Girlfriend Getaways in Missouri

Girlfriend getaways. For those that take them, this means you are now thinking of all the fun times you and your friends have had and thinking you need to start planning the next one. If your group of girlfriends is like mine, you are always looking for new ideas and things to do. Missouri has so many choices, even for ... Read More »

Who is on your fav list of Famous Missourians?

What makes one famous? To be included in that category, the dictionary indicates you must be celebrated, famed, far-famed, illustrious, notable, noted, renowned (widely known and esteemed), “a famous actor”; “a celebrated musician”; “a famed scientist”; “an illustrious judge”; “a notable historian”; or “a renowned painter.” Celebrity culture has become so important to so many over the last decade that ... Read More »