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European Christmas Markets

This Christmas, instead of having Emily fly back home again, we decided to fly out to Prague to visit her and her now bigger bunny, Baby Scout. While this came with a higher cost for airfare than either our summer trip or our Thanksgiving trek last year, it was worth it to finally have the… Continue reading European Christmas Markets

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Gateway Arch National Park

Gateway Arch in December On the last day of our recent Missouri trips, we had a some time to kill before heading back to the St. Louis Lambert Airport. As it was only about 15 minutes from the rental car company and a quick hop to the airport, we made a stop at the Gateway… Continue reading Gateway Arch National Park

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A Day in St. Robert, Missouri

The bluffs above Big Piney St. Robert is kind of in the middle of nowhere, Missouri. Located in Pulaski County between St. Louis and Branson, it is considered the gateway community to the U.S. Army's Fort Leonard Wood. Indeed, that was why we were there. We were celebrating Jacob's graduation from basic training, and with… Continue reading A Day in St. Robert, Missouri

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Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Snyder's Castle Whenever I think of the state of Missouri, my first thought is lush green forests with natural bridges, charming streams, and European castles. I mean, where else would you go to find castle ruins and carriage houses... Though I jest, it is indeed true that one can pay a visit to an old… Continue reading Ha Ha Tonka State Park

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State Capitals: Jefferson City

Missouri State Capitol Building Business of an exciting sort took us to Missouri at the end of September. While it was not a great week to be absent from work (this was the week of our seventh grade overnighter to Catalina), the reason was of such magnitude and importance that there was really no question… Continue reading State Capitals: Jefferson City