Travels 2016: Showing off great attractions in Missouri

History and beauty topped our visits to Missouri during 2016. From the days of Lewis and Clark to beautiful art, we enjoyed our stops in Kansas City, St. Joseph, as well as Pulaski County. Pulaski County ranks high on my list of fun trips. We took in the Civil War, Route 66, an old railroad […]

5 Reasons to Visit St. Joe, MO this Fall

Can you feel it? The slightly cooler temps, the additions of all things apple and pumpkin and the color of leaves on the trees starting to turn hues of red, gold and orange. It is Fall. It is probably our favorite time of year. Fall is an ideal time to make a visit to St. Joseph, […]

Beating the winter doldrums: Taking a day trip

As winter nears its end, I think a lot of us are starting to have that cooped up feeling. You know it – we basically go from home to work or the store and back home. You want to get out and see some of the world. We’re ready for some fun time. But, we […]

Midwest Halloween season means pumpkins and frights

The haunting season is upon us. In a few weeks, little monsters, goblins and even some super heroes will be knocking on doors and begging for treats (I’m more of a pull tricks on the little creatures kinda guy). But, since some of us (as Lisa has reminded me several years) are too old to […]

4 fun day trip ideas from Omaha

As the summer travel season winds down, you may still have the itch to get out of town, but not want to drop a lot of green to do it. What’s a person to do? How about checking cities and attractions within a tank of gas from Omaha? Day trips can be fun and economical. […]

Missouri’s Highway 36 earns ‘Genius’ nickname

A span of less than 200 miles in northern Missouri is home to some of the greatest innovators in American history. Highway 36 – AKA “The Genius Highway” – is home to the invention of sliced bread, the Pony Express, Disneyland, JC Penney, World War I leadership and great story telling. Department store legend JC […]

Wyeth-Tootle Mansion a must-see in St. Joseph

The Wyeth-Tootle Mansion gives visitors a look into the early days of St. Joseph. The Gothic-style home was built in 1879 for William Wyeth and his wife, Eliza. Wyeth owned Wyeth Hardware and Manufacturing Company and the Wyeth Saddle Factory. The mansion had 43 rooms, including a turret. The turret gave the house a castle […]

St. Joe downtown gives us look at history, nature and art

We recently made our third trip since July to St. Joseph, Missouri. It amazes me that we have found new things to do each trip. I’ve even mentioned to Lisa a couple of attractions we need to stop back to visit. This time, we decided to take a different walk around downtown. We’ve visited the […]

Let the good times roll at St. Joe’s Boudreaux

A little bit of Louisiana in the Midwest. That’s Boudreaux in St. Joseph. The Cajun seafood restaurant is located in downtown St. Joe. The food was worth the stop. This was our third attempt to dine here. The first two times were on a Sunday. The restaurant, as most of downtown, was closed. I think […]

Mount Mora Cemetery more than just ‘Mausoleum Row’ for St. Joseph

St. Joseph’s Mount Mora Cemetery is the final resting place for the community’s earliest residents, including the wealthy, some Missouri politicians and Civil War veterans. Three Missouri governors are among the famous and rich residing eternally in the cemetery. The oldest cemetery in St. Joe, Mount Mora was opened in 1851. It has 30 mausoleums, […]

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