Historical Travel

Unexpected Encounters along the Amana Trail

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Most years the first weekend in December you can find us at Amana Colonies during the magical Prelude to Christmas. The colonies make us feel like we are stars in a Hallmark Christmas movie.  This year was no exception, but we had some unexpected encounters during our visit, and on the way home, this year […]

The Sappington House combine fun and history

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It was a birthday trip.  My friend Janna took me to a brunch at the Barn, the lovely restaurant and gift shop located outside the historic Sappington House in Crestwood, Missouri, a St. Louis suburb.  After a wonderful and filling meal, in the tea room setting, we toured the beautifully restored home that is thought […]

The Beautiful Peabody Opera House

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Last night I traveled to the beautiful Peabody Opera House to see Jackson Brown with a friend and family.  The acoustics and Brown’s voice was lovely, but I admit to being distracted.  Not by a person sitting beside me, not by talking, phones or anything off putting, my distraction was from the beauty of this […]

A marking reminding us of what went before - the Potawatomi Trail of Death - a march from Indiana to Kansas


Roadside historical markers reveal much about what happened in the past.  We see these signs and drive on by oblivious to the events that unfolded on the very ground we trod. On a recent glorious trip to view the Fall Colors on the Pike Color Drive, we pulled over for one of these markers and […]