On the Road with Michael – Tulsa to KC

When I went to the Tulsa Historical Society in May to hear author/historian Michael Wallis talk about his new book ("The Best Land Under Heaven:  The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny") I expected to enjoy the presentation, which I did.  I expected to visit with my friends and walk out with a … Continue reading On the Road with Michael – Tulsa to KC

Ozark Stonework & Forgotten Places

What a trip!  This past weekend, I drove to central Missouri to take part in the second 'Save the Gasconade Bridge' rally near Lebanon.  The gaggle of roadies that descended on the Ozarks from across the country also celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the Munger Moss Motel / 45th Anniversary of ownership by Bob and … Continue reading Ozark Stonework & Forgotten Places

Re-lighting the Boots

It's interesting to think that there was a time when certain words didn't exist.  'Motel' is a good example of a word that was invented relatively recently.  Motel is a shortened version of 'Motor Hotel'; automobiles have only been around a little over 100 years.  In between the traditional hotel and the modern motel, however, is … Continue reading Re-lighting the Boots