Tag Archives: Missouri

Let’s Make a New Year’s Resolution We’ll Keep!

big-river-train-town

“New Year’s Day–Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink, and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community.” – Mark Twain I hate New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe it’s the focus ... Read More »

Storytelling in Cape Girardeau Generates a Legacy of Stories Among Fans

img_7198

The most renowned storytellers in the business have passed through Southeast Missouri while performing at storytelling events in Cape Girardeau during the last five years. Their stories are famous among devoted fans of the art form, but it’s the tales that center around the storytelling events here in Cape Girardeau that resonate with me. Here’s a quick story about the ... Read More »

Christmas Spirit on Display in Hermann

rectory-tours-dining-room

If there was an award for Christmas decorations inside a home, Father Bill’s residence in Hermann, Mo., would win hands-down. The Rev. William Debo lives in the rectory adjoining St. George Catholic Church, whose bell tower stands high above this quaint river town in the hills of the Missouri River Valley. Every Christmas, the 21 rooms inside the three-story red ... Read More »

Ill-fated Gifts of Christmas Past

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a six-part series about MDT staff memories of Gifts of Christmas Past. Check back for future installments. Staffers at the Missouri Division of Tourism recently were asked to share memories of their favorite Gifts from Christmas Past, with the caveat their responses should be: Totally superficial Related to gifts received before age 17 ... Read More »

Momo Traveling on Someone Else’s Dime

Andrew Stephens has washed his hands of Momo. Furious about recent credit-card charges appearing on several of his accounts – coincidentally at all the places Momo has visited the past few weeks – Stephens has relinquished his Momo Tracker device. It’s now up to us to keep tabs on the Missouri Monster. “I’m saying Momo’s name for the last time,” ... Read More »

Gen X-ers Share Holiday Memories

Editor’s note: This is the third in a six-part series about MDT staff memories of Gifts of Christmas Past. Check back for future installments. Staffers at the Missouri Division of Tourism recently were asked to share memories of their favorite Gifts from Christmas Past, with the caveat their responses should be: Totally superficial Related to gifts received before age 17 ... Read More »

Momo Heads South, Finds Nachos

If you visit this blog frequently (thank you for that, by the way) you probably know we’ve been trying to track Momo, the Missouri monster, for several days. Andrew Stephens, a northeast Missouri resident who has had several run-ins with the beast over the years, including two encounters in the past three months, has been helping with that effort. When ... Read More »

Holiday Time at Lake of the Ozarks

Lake of the Ozarks is known for summer fun on the water, but many people don’t realize the Lake Area creates a completely new atmosphere during the winter holidays. With three drive-thru light parks spread throughout the Lake Area, it’s no wonder people travel from all over to visit Lake of the Ozarks during the holidays. There are lots of ... Read More »

More Gifts from Christmas Past

Staffers at the Missouri Division of Tourism recently were asked to share memories of their favorite Gifts from Christmas Past, with the caveat their responses should be: Totally superficial Related to gifts received before age 17 or 18. Overall, the results were varied, but fairly heavy on dolls and music-playing devices. Today, we’ll focus on Andrea, Shari and Stephen. Out ... Read More »

Gifts from Christmas Past

Editor’s note: This is the first in a six-part series about MDT staff memories of Gifts of Christmas Past. Check back here for future installments. Staffers at the Missouri Division of Tourism recently were asked to share memories of their favorite gifts from Christmas Past, with the caveat their responses should be: Totally superficial Related to gifts received before age ... Read More »