Hitting the Heartland to Learn About Harry

Independence, Missouri is Harry Truman country. There are signs all around the downtown area adorned simply with a silhouette of Mr. Truman with his cane, which was a familiar sight on the streets of Independence after he left the presidency. The fellow at the hardware store who filled our propane cylinder recounted his memories of … Read more Hitting the Heartland to Learn About Harry

A Busy Week in St. Louis, Part 2

Our stay in St. Louis was seven days, which is pretty long for us, and it was completely action-packed. As I said in the prior post, the only way to keep my summary from blowing up the blog was to break it up a little. This installment features some history and lots of botanical photos. … Read more A Busy Week in St. Louis, Part 2

A Busy Week in St. Louis, Part 1

There is simply so much to do and see in the Gateway City, we easily filled a whole week and I’m splitting our adventures into two posts to keep them at a somewhat reasonable length. Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse Without a doubt, the Gateway Arch is the signature icon of St. Louis, and was … Read more A Busy Week in St. Louis, Part 1