Destinations

Sandwiches, Shakes, And Shade – Catalpa Restaurant

Who else looks forward to sampling the flavors of a new destination? For us, one of the best parts of travel is the new tastes we encounter. As foodies, each dish holds unique possibilities no matter how many versions we have savored. A day trip to Arrow Rock, Missouri offered a chance to enjoy a midday meal at Catalpa Restaurant. Even the partial lockdown due to the corona-virus couldn't stop our chance to take in some sandwiches, shakes, and shade. Cozy Comfort While this village has a couple of dining options, we discovered that J. Huston tavern was closed due to a recent [...]

By |2020-06-24T04:16:54-06:00July 7th, 2020|Arrow Rock, Midwest, Missouri|0 Comments

Back To Nature – Weston Bend State Park

It appears that the key phrase for 2020 will be "social distancing". While it certainly poses some new hurdles for travel bloggers, it also challenges us to find some new ways to explore our world. This travel season will be filled with some places that allow us to get back to nature. On a recent trip to Weston, Missouri we included a stop at Weston Bend State Park. Located along the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River, this natural sanctuary is the perfect destination for some tranquil solitude. Famous Navigators In earlier times, the native tribes were drawn to the region for its rich [...]

By |2020-07-06T05:34:15-06:00July 3rd, 2020|Kansas City Vicinity, Weston|6 Comments

Stopping The Spread – Sappington Museum

It has been said that history tends to repeat itself. During a visit to Arrow Rock, Missouri, we stumbled upon a small museum dedicated to the life of Dr. John Sappington. His name was unfamiliar to us, but as we explored the space, we soon realized the important role he played in history. This little known pioneer doctor would be key in stopping the spread of malaria across the new western frontier. Our visit took place during the midst of the Covid pandemic, which finds us hoping that another great mind will unlock the key to stopping the spread of this current plague. [...]

By |2020-06-24T04:23:33-06:00June 30th, 2020|Arrow Rock, Midwest, Missouri|0 Comments

Take It Outside – Avalon Cafe

With the lockdown restrictions beginning to ease, we decided to experience our first dine-in lunch at Avalon Cafe. As we explored Weston's downtown, we spotted the huge outdoor deck floating above the landscape. With our lunchtime hunger tugging at us, it was decided to dine at a place where we could take it outside. This upscale eatery seemed to be the perfect solution, as it combined delectable dishes and amazing views in one stop. Empty Spaces As we stepped through the doorway, we were greeted by the hostess. She informed us that they were offering dining inside or out on the patio. Looking [...]

By |2020-06-18T03:59:40-06:00June 26th, 2020|Missouri, Weston|0 Comments

Life In The Boone’s Lick – Arrow Rock Visitors Center

Traveling the interstate between Kansas City and St. Louis takes you through Boone's Lick Country. If you are like us, you were completely unaware of this. On a sunny Saturday, we decided to make a day trip to Arrow Rock, Missouri to learn more about this area with an unusual name. While this small village is just located inside of the region, it is home to the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center. We made this our first stop since we wanted to educate ourselves on life in the Boone's Lick. Early Inhabitants It's nice visiting museums that deal with events in [...]

By |2020-06-23T06:21:23-06:00June 23rd, 2020|Arrow Rock, Midwest, Missouri|12 Comments

A Stitch In Time – National Silk Art Museum

Visiting Weston offers a mix of new and old. This somewhat sleepy little river town holds its secrets close to the vest. Those who take the initiative to explore will be rewarded with unexpected finds. A good example is the National Silk Art Museum. This local treasure is situated squarely on the main drag and even has the denotation of 'Museum' on the front of the building. Even with that, it still seems to be overlooked by the majority of visitors. We popped in on a bright sunny morning to find out what we would find inside and to learn about this particular [...]

By |2020-06-06T07:10:52-06:00June 12th, 2020|Missouri, Weston|16 Comments

15 Reasons To Explore Lower Town In Quebec City

When we first decided to visit Quebec City, we were excited to see what the "most European city in North America" would look like. Since we have never visited Europe, we were unsure of what to expect, but we hoped that it would be a pleasant experience. Little did we realize that it would become one of our most memorable trips ever. The romance of Quebec City can be found not only in the amazing architecture but in the overall atmosphere of the place. After multiple days of discovery, we determined there are at least 15 reasons to explore Lower Town, in Quebec [...]

By |2020-04-14T07:01:23-06:00April 14th, 2020|Canada, Guides, Quebec City|6 Comments

Capturing History – Museum of Civilization

By now, you probably realize that we truly enjoy visiting museums. There are so many varieties, but each offers the unique opportunity to learn. Having a chance to expand our horizons is intriguing, and we find that each destination adds to our overall understanding of the world around us. Quebec City had tempted us with a variety of history museums that focused on the military action that forever changed the landscape of the city. Now that those had been thoroughly explored, we turned our attention to the Museum of Civilization. Here we would explore the most popular museum in Quebec City, as well [...]

By |2020-04-07T06:42:14-06:00April 7th, 2020|Canada, Quebec City|0 Comments

Sunshine and Social Distancing – Ha Ha Tonka State Park

As I sit and write this article, we are currently under self-imposed isolation called "social distancing". While the subject is near and dear to everyone at this stage, I have to wonder what readers will think when they return to this particular article in two or three years. How will our daily interactions change, once this quarantine period ends? We are only a couple of weeks in and people are already becoming anxious to return to some semblance of normal life. Knowing that we wanted to limit human interaction, we chose a day trip to Ha Ha Tonka State Park. This excursion would [...]

By |2020-03-31T06:29:20-06:00March 31st, 2020|Daytrips, Kansas City, KC Fun, Midwest, Missouri|16 Comments

Upper Town In Quebec City – The View From Above

Visiting Quebec City offers some unique opportunities not found anywhere else in North America. Canada's oldest city is a tale of two cities, where the old meets the new. Much of our visit was spent in Old Quebec City, which had its earliest beginnings in 1608. Split into Upper Town and Lower Town, each of these sections offers a slice of the past. We began our visit by exploring Upper Town, in Quebec City, which is home to the original walled portion of the city. The notable French influence is obvious in much of the architecture and makes Upper Town a romantic destination [...]

By |2020-03-24T07:20:33-06:00March 24th, 2020|Canada, Quebec City|12 Comments
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