Country/State Continent Population Language Latitude/Longitude Distance Apart Monroe Co, MO N. America 9? English 39.4931/-91.7871 1178 miles USA N. America 19.89 million English 27.6648/-81.5158   Florida Honestly, what’s not...

Actually, it’s Santa Fē

Ask a local what to do in Santa Fe Missouri, and the first thing they will do is correct you on your pronunciation of their little town. "Santa Fē," they will say, with a smile.

Getting to Santa Fe/Florida

Its a balmy 15 degrees with overcast skies, and the landscape is a mix of leftover snow and brown stubbly grass - a typical winter morning in the Midwest.


Named after its Canadian cousin, Toronto Missouri was established in 1856. Today, this area is barely more than a dot on the map.

Getting to Toronto/Iberia

We discover that "Marvel Cave is Awesome!" and there have been more than 2,500 wedding at Bridal Cave.


It's always an eye-opener and we learn so many new things every time we visit these little off the beaten track communities. But after visiting Caledonia, we learned a really valuable lesson:  always check our pictures before saying adieu.


A billboard catches our eyes. It's instructional: "Please Drive Friendly". We wonder what sort sort of driving conditions prompted the city fathers to post such a sign. Hmmmm...

Getting to Lebanon

Outside of Eldon as we cross White Creek. I see a sign for Bad Donkey Tattoo Company. If I ever get a tattoo (like never), honestly, I must get it there.


I would assume Missouri Spartan women have a similar sense of equality as the men in their tiny town, but after venturing into Trojan country (as indicated by their road sign) this sleepy off-the-beaten-track community is anything but battle-ready.