Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

There’s more to Nashville than music. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park is a history lovers dream come true! There is so much to see and it’s a wonderfully relaxing park to just hang out in. Pack a picnic and go to the park for the day!  Continue reading

Boots, Bars and Beautiful Music

NASHVILLE! ~ Music City! Lower Broadway is the “Honky Tonk Highway” and it’s nothing but Boots, Bars and Beautiful Music! Every bar and Honky Tonk has live music and no cover charge! Music flows from every doorway and they all have tons of talent! Continue reading

A Taste of Elkdom

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE), often known as the Elks Lodge or simply The Elks, is an American fraternal order founded by Charles Vivian and friends in 1868.  It was originally started as a social club designed to elude New York City laws governing the opening hours of public taverns. The social club was the Jolly Corks! There is so much more to being an Elk than socializing. Arguably, it is the people that make the difference! And so our amazing tale begins. Continue reading

Awesome Oldest US Botanical Garden

We never pass up the opportunity to walk through an arboretum or botanical garden, especially when it is the oldest in the United States! The Missouri Botanical Garden is the most AWESOME one we have ever seen! You could spend hours walking this amazing park like setting. And then you could come back again and again to be inspired, relaxed and entertained! Continue reading

Mizzou’s 105th Homecoming!

Did the University of Missouri really invent Homecoming? Back in 1911, when Chester Brewer, Mizzou’s football coach and athletic director, invited alumni to come home for the Missouri-Kansas football game, he couldn’t have envisioned the event would become Mizzou’s biggest annual tradition. No matter who started this great tradition, we just had to be a part of it! Continue reading

Touring Mizzou

It all started over a year ago when we were planning our trip around the country. Good friends of ours asked if we would route ourselves through Missouri in October to join them for the University of Missouri’s tradition of homecoming. Their daughter Nicole is going to school at the University of Missouri. The thought of homecoming brought back so many college memories for me that we planned our whole trip around this stop! Continue reading