Exploring the Bootheel

At the far southeastern corner of Missouri is a chunky bit with jagged edges that dips down into Arkansas. At first glance, one would think this oddly shaped area was added as an afterthought, most probably by a tipsy map maker. Imagine the scenario…”Ah shucks, (belch) I messed up Missouri.” In reality, this area is […]

Salisbury

  Country/State Continent Population Language Latitude/Longitude Distance Apart Chariton Co, MO N. America 1,544 English 39.423917/-92.801577 4214 miles England Europe 45,000 English 51.0688/‎-1.794472   Salisbury, England Located in the southern English county of Wiltshire, Salisbury is known for it’s proximity to the iconic Stonehenge circle, along with having a plethora of medieval cathedrals. Additionally, it houses […]

Brunswick

  Country/State Continent Population Language Latitude/Longitude Distance Apart Chariton Co, MO N. America 858 English 39.4234/-93.1305 4106 miles England Europe 200,000 English 55.0576/-1.6525   Brunswick Village, England According to Wikipedia, Brunswick MO was named after Brunswick, England. Problem is, there are five international locations that are named Brunswick: Brunswick (Hove), Brunswick in Lancashire, Brunswick in Swansea, […]

Getting to Brunswick/Salisbury/Wien

November in Missouri is seldom predictable, but today’s overcast skies are fairly typical. As temps hover in the upper 40’s we pack our tuna sandwiches, chips, water and carrots, then bundle up for our threefold destination. Our first stop will be Salisbury. While it’s English cousin is famous for such architectural marvels as the Salisbury Cathedral […]

Florida

  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 to like about the Sunshine State? And frankly, who hasn’t been there? Weather-wise, temperatures stay pretty much in the shorts-and-sandals range and there is oodles […]

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.

Wien (Vienna)

  Country/State Continent Population Language Latitude/Longitude Distance Apart Chariton Co, MO N. America 40 English 39.6608615,-92.7843587 4,980 miles Austria Europe 1,867,960 German 48.2082/16.3738   Wien (Vienna), Austria Vienna (Wien in German), is the capital of Austria and it’s history dates back to the first century AD. Famous for exquisite palaces and numerous museums, Vienna also has many […]

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