Tag Archives: outdoors

An Unexpected Call

Recently I was sitting in line waiting to get the oil changed in my truck when my cell phone rang.  I didn’t recognize the number and it wasn’t programed into my phone but I answered it anyway. The voice on the other end of the line was an old friend who I had not seen in several years.  He said, ... Read More »

A Different Look at Kids Fishing: Today’s Youth Angler

youth fishing team

A few weeks ago, as springtime started peaking around the corner, my thoughts turned to bass and crappie fishing in ponds and smaller bodies of water and getting the young anglers out and about. Normally, when I think about taking kids fishing, my mind goes straight to what type of bait or lures to use, what size and style of ... Read More »

5 Awesome Columbia Parks

Rock Bridge State Park- photo by Jennifer McGovney.

Columbia, Missouri, is a outdoor adventurer’s dream. There are so many things to do outside in the warm weather seasons that you will barely see your couch. So make sure to set your DVR this summer because if you’re in CoMo you’ll be in one of these parks, if not on one of their fabulous restaurant patios. MKT Trail What ... Read More »

Explore the Great Outdoors in Jefferson City

Katy Trail State Park - Jefferson City, MO

Winter has come to an end and we’ve been cooped up in the house too long. Don’t get us wrong, there are few things more breathtaking than our beautiful state blanketed in snow, but let’s be honest…we’re itching to get outside! A sea of blooming Redbud and Dogwood Trees coupled with a clear blue sky and sunshine set the perfect ... Read More »

Hitchhiker’s Guide To Floating in Pulaski County

Photo courtesy of Route 66 Canoe.

Merriam-Webster defines floating as “continually moving or changing position.” In the Ozarks, floating is an art form, sometimes even a lifestyle, that involves canoes, kayaks, paddles, a river and family and friends. People float from a location on the river downstream to another location on the river. The exact destinations on Pulaski County’s Big Piney or Gasconade Rivers that are ... Read More »

Enjoy the Outdoors in St. Joseph

River Walk Bridge in St. Joseph.

St. Joseph offers some of the most unique outdoor opportunities in Northwest Missouri. The park system, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is comprised of approximately 1,500 acres with 26 miles of parkways and boulevards and 48 parks and related facilities. Early park planners not only left St. Joseph with our distinctive parkway system, but gave us the ... Read More »

Hiking One of Missouri’s Prettiest Parks

Hawn State Park

One of Missouri’s most scenic and unspoiled landscapes, Hawn State Park is known for pine trees and wild azaleas. Ste. Genevieve, Mo. – The rocky trail leading to the top of Evans Knob will get your attention. But the reward is a panoramic view of the wooded hills of hardwoods and pines – a mosaic of color in fall – ... Read More »

Fall Festivals of Missouri

Fischer Farms, Jefferson City

Autumn: crisp weather, colorful leaves, fall festivals.  Lots of fall festivals.  If you were to throw a dart at the state of Missouri, just about wherever it landed, you’d likely find a celebration of some kind.  But don’t let yourself be misled by a picture in your head: Show-Me State fall festivals come in all shapes, sizes, themes and flavors. ... Read More »

A Rocheport Road Trip

Missouri River and Katy Trail

Satisfying an itch to travel doesn’t necessarily mean hopping the next flight to New York City, booking an African safari or boarding a Caribbean cruise. Sometimes you just need to get out of town for a day. Kansas City-based blogger Kimberly Winter Stern (@kimdishes) has just the ticket. The best part? It’s a one-tank trip with romantic appeal—and enough activity ... Read More »