Monthly Archives: October 2018

Eureka Springs and Local Flavor

October 29, 2018 The hosts at the Dam Visitor Center recommended we visit Eureka Springs to check out the town and one of their favorite restaurants. We finished Pea Ridge Battlefield early and headed over to Eureka Springs. It was … Continue reading

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Pea Ridge National Military Park

October 29, 2018 The Visitor Center This was yet another excellent National Park Visitor Center. The movie was very good and gave a nice overview of the battle. As battles go, this one was fairly straightforward. The exhibits were well … Continue reading

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Wilson’s Creek, Missouri

October 27, 2018 As far as Civil War battles go, this one was small, although the dead, wounded, and missing would beg to differ – if they could. After First Bull Run (also known as First Manassas), this was the … Continue reading

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Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area

October 24, 2018 Not far from Branson, Missouri is a nice little natural gem called the Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area. If you’re old enough, like I am, you the name Henning might sound familiar. That’s because Paul Henning … Continue reading

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Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery

October 23, 2018 As on many of our travels, we often come across something to do that wasn’t on our agenda. The Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery was one of them. This is the largest trout-rearing fish hatchery in … Continue reading

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Table Rock Lake / Mill Creek Rec Area / Dewey Short Visitor Center and Table Rock Dam

October 22-30, 2018 We LOVE Corps of Engineer Campgrounds! We were so happy with our site at Mark Twain Lake that we decided we’d try to hit more Corps lakes on our way south. In the interest of flood control … Continue reading

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Mark Twain Cave

October 18, 2018 As caves go, the Mark Twain Cave isn’t that spectacular. It can’t hold a candle compared to beauty and features of other caves we’ve been in such as Mammoth Cave, Wind Cave, and Jewel Cave. But this … Continue reading

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Mark Twain Museum and Boyhood Home

October 17, 2018 Our trip to Hannibal was all about a love story: the love of a town; the love of river; love of a girl; and the love of a good story. The first stop on our visit to … Continue reading

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Hannibal, Missouri

October 17, 2018 Downtown Hannibal The downtown area near the Mark Twain attractions has been nicely restored. Many of the buildings were there when Mark Twain lived here. So when you are wandering from place to place you do get … Continue reading

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Mark Twain Birthplace State Historical Site

October 13, 2018 Samuel Clemens, AKA Mark Twain, is one of America’s iconic writers. But there’s always more to the famous man or woman than his or her fame. Who was Samuel Clemens?

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