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An Afternoon Off

An Afternoon Off

When we arrived back at the Kansas City East KOA near Oak Grove, Missouri yesterday, Labor Day afternoon it was evident that the summer camping season was over. The formerly bustling campground was resembling a ghost town and the workers were beginning to heave a sigh...

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National World War One Museum

National World War One Museum

What a powerful experience! So glad we opted to stay one more day and visit the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. From the view of poppies under our feet representing the human sacrifice to the expansive view of a great American city from the top...

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The Steamboat Arabia Museum

The Steamboat Arabia Museum

Museum Video When the Steamboat Arabia sank in the Missouri River in 1856 she was carrying over 200 tons of cargo, merchandise destined for general stores in 16 midwestern towns on the American frontier. All 150 passengers and crew survived but the goods she carried...

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219 North Delaware Street

219 North Delaware Street

Biography Video House Tour Video His hometown of Independence, Missouri was the center of President Harry Truman’s life beginning in 1890 when a six year old Harry Truman fell in love with five year old Bess Wallace at Sunday School. The Harry S Truman National...

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And a Piece of Wedding Cake

And a Piece of Wedding Cake

Our Anniversary celebration always continues with a Steak & Eggs breakfast the next morning. There's a story behind the tradition. And there's a challenge when you are on the road and in a different location every September 1st to find a restaurant that serves...

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Kansas City BBQ

Kansas City BBQ

Did we actually have a choice as to what to eat for an Anniversary Dinner when it’s the first day of our first visit to Kansas City? No, not really. When we checked into the Kansas City East/Oak Grove KOA, we asked for a recommendation for BBQ. KC Baby Back Ribs was...

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Rockin’ & Rollin’ and Murals in Cuba

Rockin’ & Rollin’ and Murals in Cuba

This is a perfect example of the cool spots we find while geocaching. The World's Largest Rocker was a Guinness record holder from 2008 to 2016! It sits along Route 66 near the Fanning Feed Store which just recently closed for good but which sports a delightful...

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Stonehenge and the Forty-Eighth!

Stonehenge and the Forty-Eighth!

Today we completed our 48th state visit in our T@B since July 2013! Our rule is that at a minimum we must stay overnight and do something fun while in the state. Last night we stayed near Lebanon MO and today we visited the Stonehenge at Rolla, a half-scale replica of...

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Another Day, Another Adventure

Another Day, Another Adventure

After a lovely morning with friends in Arkansas we ventured north into Missouri. We paused for an overnight at Happy Trails RV Park, a dinner at Elm Street Eatery, and a geocache at the public library in Lebanon, Missouri. Although our route of travel is primarily...

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Planning a trip? Dreaming of travel? Perhaps some of our adventures could inspire yours! Over the last several years we’ve had the distinct pleasure of many cross country journeys traveling though the Lower 48 in tents and our various teardrop campers as well as an amazing Alaska adventure that did not involve a camper.

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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.