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Let Them Eat Cobbler

Credit: Hi-Lo by Laurie Borman/Rand McNally.com Weed, Calif. — When the going gets tough, stop for cobbler. As the smoke fills the skyline and...

Smoke Can Be Seen for Miles

Credit: Sundial Bridge by Laurie Borman/Rand McNally.com Redding, Calif. — A dry thunderstorm produces hundreds of lightning strikes but no rain. In a drought-stricken...

For Love of Country

Barn by devilelephant Colby, Wis. — Just about any road in central Wisconsin—that’s Eau Claire and south to Madison—reveals rolling countryside dotted with fieldstone-foundationed...

Is Crater Lake really blue, or is it just the weather?

A rainy day at Crater Lake Crater Lake in kinder weather Crater Lake, Ore. — What a difference a day makes! Weather can...

Family Travel: Rainy day doings in Springfield, MO

Springfield, Mo.—It’s 8 a.m. on the fourth day of the road trip and it is raining. Really raining. The bright side is...

Family travel: Before the storm

Lebandon, Mo.—My notebook is wet. So are my shoes and if we don’t make it around this “s” in the river in...

Jefferson City, MO: What a capital idea!

Jefferson City, Mo.—Congress is not in session in Missouri this week so the State Capitol building was less crowded than a normal...

Hail, Columbia: A family food haven

Columbia, MO—You might think about humming a few bars of “Food Glorious Food” when you pull off I-70 West in search of...