Missouri - Close to Home
June 09, 2010
Do you want to take a summer vacation without breaking your budget? Consider staying in Missouri and checking out the sites! Missouri is the home of the Pony Express, the Ozarks, Mark Twain’s birthplace, and the thirty-third President of the United States, Harry S. Truman, to name a few. Did you know that Missouri is also home of the Frisco Highline Trail and Thespian Hall?
You can gather a wealth of information about our great state with a Missouri state map or GPS, a few days off, and a few Missouri travel books. A couple of favorites are: Backroads & Byways of Missouri: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions by Archie Satterfield. You will find locations of scenic vistas, historic sites, and learn more about our home state. If you are looking to stay close to the Kansas City area, enjoy a popular book entitled Shifra Stein’s Day Trips from Kansas City. You can explore places you never knew existed, and all within a two hour drive.
A new book that is currently on order at our library is Driving Across Missouri: A guide to I-70 by Ted T. Cable and LuAnn Cadden. The authors use mile markers to share their travel experiences. They found that traveling I-70 was much more than a passing blur. Place a hold on this book at your local MCPL branch and be one of the first to check it out! In addition, you can use this website that provides an abundance of information about attractions including historical, entertainment, transportation, lodging and dining for a variety of towns throughout Missouri and the United States. DiscoverOurTown.com can be used to plan a vacation or research a town. Check out your town or metro area to discover new facts from this awesome website!
Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. Start in your own home town visiting parks, museums, and historical sites. Branch out one nearby city at a time! Make memories by taking pictures and documenting your travel. What a wonderful way to start your summer!Tags: vacations and vacationing, travel, summer, Missouri, economical, Books