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The Date From Smell

November 23rd, 2022

I was not a rich kid. Dad was a professor of forestry at the University of Missouri. Mom ran a day care center out of our home. At 16, I bought a ’46 Ford Coupe with college money Grandpa McCormick gave me, and souped it into an unbeatable hot rod nicknamed “The Green Machine” because of its verdant metallic paint job.

During high school summers, Dad’s connections landed me a job driving a tractor at the University’s experimental farms. I earned $2.75 an hour and time-and-a-half for overtime. On days I didn’t have night baseball games, I typically worked until dark and chugged back to the equipment barn by the tractor’s headlights.

At the end of my senior year, the months of slaving and saving paid off. I bought a red and white Corvette convertible. While I had been faithful to the ’46 Ford…never snuck around behind her tail-pipes and drove my Dad’s Buick, or bathed or buffed any other car’s sleek and shiny coat…the time arrived as I approached college to advance to a higher vehicular plane; where burning rubber, deafening drag pipes, and occasional electrical fires under the dash no longer fit the equation.

My eyes misted when the sparkling coupe roared away under the heavy foot of another guy; but later rejoiced on reading The Green Machine won various stock car races.

Meanwhile, my fuel-injected ‘Vette burbled happily when I toe-slammed her accelerator pedal and dashed through four on the floor. Her shapely, up-turned and posi-tractioned rear-end loved nothing better than burning parallel black stripes on Missouri’s highways and byways, and leaving foolish challengers choking on exhaust. The security of her fiberglass and metal embrace represented everything about which men dream, and I pledged unfaltering loyalty.

Missouri Bed & Breakfasts

April 22nd, 2022

There are over 5,000 Bed & Breakfasts in Missouri that are approved members of the Bed & Breakfast Inns of Missouri. While visiting these wonderful Inns you will feel pampered and will be well taken care of during your stay. You can relax while drinking tea, snuggling in a feather bed, or cuddling under a handmade quilt. Here is a list of some of the greatest Bed & Breakfasts in Missouri.

Country Colonial Bed & Breakfast
This Bed & Breakfast is located in Jamesport, home of the largest Amish settlement in Missouri. This town is home to many antique shops, bakeries, and several restaurants. During your stay at the Country Colonial you can enjoy a game of cards, or sit and relax by the fire. In the morning meet in the kitchen for a real down home cooked breakfast.
$75 to $95 per night

Phillips Place
Phillips place is located in Macon, Missouri. This wonderful Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place for a weekend get-away, or a great place to stay during a business trip. Phillips Place will meet your every need with old fashioned country hospitality.
$139 to $159 per night

Stone-Yancey House
Located in Liberty, this Bed & Breakfast has three rooms each with their own baths. You will enjoy your stay here with a warm atmosphere, and hospitality that can’t be beat. Each morning you can indulge in the 3 course breakfast and in the evening enjoy a wonderful dessert. There are special packages available upon request.
$95 to $145 per night

The School House
This building was built in 1914 as a school for the 1st through 12th grades in Rocheport. This Bed & Breakfast housed 10 rooms, all with a private bath. This is a lovely place to stay and is filled with antiques, and serves a wonderful breakfast. The School House Bed & Breakfast has been rated one of the top 10 most romantic places to stay.

Chimney Rock Guest House
This Bed & Breakfast is located near Kimmswick, Missouri at the Mississippi River Bluffs. This is a secluded area, but also a 20 minute drive to St. Louis, where you can visit all the fascinating sights. Each morning you can enjoy a wonderful breakfast and then visit the small town of Kimmswick that is only a short distance from the Guest House.

This is only a short list of Bed & Breakfasts that are located in Missouri; there are many other choices available to you. No matter what one that you choose you will be sure to have a pleasant stay. All of the Bed & Breakfasts are clean, romantic, and a great way to relax, so join the thousands of others that come here to relax the stress away, and those who come here to shop the antique stores. Whatever your reason for coming you will be glad that you did.