Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, MO

Another St. Louis landmark my uncle highly recommended was the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. He was right again! It was incredible! It seemed like […]

St. Louis’ Citygarden, MO

My uncle used to live in St. Louis and highly recommended that we check out the relatively new Citygarden – a large urban park and […]

Museum of Westward Expansion, St. Louis, MO

Located under the Gateway Arch, the Museum of Westward Expansion hosts exhibits dedicated to the exploration done by Lewis and Clark as well as Native […]

St. Louis’ Gateway Arch, MO

The Gateway Arch which stands on the west bank of the Mississippi River is one of America’s most famous icons. I was thrilled to get […]

KS-MO State Line

We crossed the river into Missouri as the sun was beginning to go down. Man, that drive across Kansas was brutally long and boring! A […]

Fort Hays State Historic Site, KS

Fort Hays was an important frontier outpost used after the Civil War for about 25 years. It’s primary purpose was to protect those traveling the […]

Cathedral of the Plains, KS

Our first landmark in western Kansas was a bit overhyped. Our second landmark was the famed “Cathedral of the Plains” which turned out not to […]

Castle Rock, KS

The photo on the right is Castle Rock in 1980 (photo by Dougal McGuire). I include it so you have a reference of the famous […]

CO-KS State Line

We left Colorado Springs and began the long (and boring) interstate drive from west to east across Kansas. After about two hours we hit the […]

Focus on the Family HQ

When visiting our friends in Colorado Springs, CO they took us to the nearby headquarters of Focus on the Family. The place has a neat […]