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By Pat Lindsey
If you’re looking for a good night’s sleep and a lot of
pampering, Southmoreland on the Plaza is the bed & breakfast
New Life on Historic Route 66 in Missouri
By Tom Uhlenbrock
Jefferson City, Mo. — New owners of two vintage motels on Route 66 in Missouri are doing their best to see traffic keeps on trucking on the legendary highway.
You can discover nature with Eagle Days programs across the region or enjoy eagle-viewing on your own. Eagle Days events include live captive-eagle programs, exhibits, activities, videos and guides with spotting scopes. Be sure to dress for winter weather and don’t forget cameras and binoculars.
No public Event This Year
The Missouri Department of Conservation announced that the public weekend Eagle Days program will not occur in 2013 due to decreases in event funding from external sponsors and donors.
The Lake of the Ozarks area transforms into a winter wonderland at year’s end with holiday light parks, Christmas light displays, an annual Christmas show, discounts on lodging and enough shopping variety to help you provide a gift and a smile for everyone on your list.
As the winter wind blows in from the north, it’s time to “relax” all around Alton, Ill., for the annual eagle watching adventure. Every January, experts anticipate hundreds of American Bald Eagles will migrate to the region, many reclaiming their winter nests along the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway from Alton to Grafton and Pere Marquette State Park. With the help of the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau’s 2013 Eagle Watcher’s Guide, visitors can plan their own eagle watching adventure and take part in numerous eagle watching events and tours happening throughout the region.