A weekend trip to southwest Missouri: Prairie State Park and Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site

One of the things we've tried to do in recent years with our kids is explore more things closer to home ... meaning places in Missouri. And the Missouri State Parks and State Historic Sites system is a great place to start to take in both the great outdoors as well as history. On a recent... Continue Reading →

Road tripping with the kids to the Land of Lincoln (Springfield, Illinois)

I was in the eighth grade when we had to memorize “The Gettysburg Address” and I quickly fell in love with learning about President Abraham Lincoln. We visited Gettysburg several years ago on a larger road trip with the kids and wished we had planned more time there. It is rather for us to be... Continue Reading →

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