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If you come to Missouri…

June 18, 2009

I can take you to see Pa’s fiddle.

But seriously, Springfield, Missouri is a wonderful place to visit. This post is dedicated to convincing all of you in the blogosphere (okay, mainly just my friends and fellow bloggers for dearbloginheaven) to come to Springfield with me sometime this summer. Below is a sample of all of the fun things we could do.

First, we could go to the Laura Ingalls Wilder home in Mansfield, MO. At this historic home and museum, we can see wonderful memorabilia like Pa’s fiddle, Laura’s kitchen and cooking equipment, old family photos, and witness re-enactments of critical times in Laura’s life.

Next, we would tour the world’s largest Bass Pro Shop, located right near my house in Springfield. What more could you want? Hunting, fishing, AND camping gear and HUGE ANIMALS THAT HAVE BEEN KILLED AND STUFFED!

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FINALLY, I would take you to Table Rock Lake, my absolute favorite place in Missouri in the summer. We would stay at my lake house, use our jet-skis and boats, and I could teach you all how to water ski and wake board.  Besides, the Ozarks are beautiful, there’s no denying that.

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So, please come with me to Missouri. It will be fun. I will take you to see crazy Evangelists who speak in tongues and levitate. I will take you to see hicks, rednecks, and hillbillys.  I will entertain you. My uncle the chef will cook delicious meals for us. We will be like celebrities.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. alexandrajmiller permalink
    June 18, 2009 7:15 pm

    we have bass pro shops all over PA. and lakes. so congrats on having fiddles and being in the mid-west. #PAFTW.

  2. Hillary permalink
    June 20, 2009 3:03 pm

    Ali Ali Ali,
    Let us not forget:
    Brad Pitt and Lucas Grabeel’s High School (and that of your cousins)
    Andy’s Frozen Custard
    Pineapple Whip
    Silver Dollar City
    the trashtastic delight that is Branson, Missouri
    Fantastic Caverns – the only ride thru cave in America
    Girl Scout Farm
    Albino Cemetery
    Albino Farm
    the square – home of the Wild Bill Hickok shootout and the lynching
    old route 66
    Wilson’s Creek Battlefield

    There are just so many grand things to see is this here part of the country. It shouldn’t be a fly over state, but more of a destination.
    Haha. Only we can truly understand it’s, uhh, splendor.

  3. matt h permalink
    June 22, 2009 3:21 am

    springfield fail: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/21/us/21highway.html

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