We've Walked In Your Shoes...

We've Walked In Your Shoes...

Friday, March 19, 2010

Top Ten Things To Do In Missouri This Spring

Those of you that are new to the Fort Leonard Wood area may be asking yourself "What is there to do around here?" As someone who has lived in Missouri her entire life, I (Heather) would be happy to share with you my Top 10 favorite things to do here this spring!

10*Frog Fest- A Waynesville tradition, it doesn't get any more "small town America" than this! Bring the family to Waynesville City Park on Saturday, May 15th for the best fair foods (alligator on a stick, deep fried tweenkies, funnel cakes, you name it!), live entertainment, booths, games, and of course.... a frog race!

9*Meramec Caverns, Sullivan- The largest commercial cave out of Missouri's 6000 caves, Meramec Caverns is Missouri's "burried treasure". See some of the rarest and largest cave formations in the world. Go for a day or camp for the weekend! http://www.americascave.com/

8*Hiking & Biking- Take advantage of living in the beautiful Ozarks... get out and enoy it! http://www.missouri-hiking.com/

7*Discovery Center, Springfield- Science, education, creativity, imagination and free-play collide in one explosive center. One of my kids' favorites! Where else can you dig for dinosaur bones, build and fly your own airplane, climb inside a giant eyeball, give the five o'clock evening news report, perform surgery and capture your own shadow?  http://www.discoverycenter.org/

6*Hannibal- Spend a day or a weekend walking in Mark Twain's shoes! http://www.visithannibal.com/

5*Branson- What's not to love about Branson with with more than 50 live performance theaters, three pristine lakes, 12 championship golf courses, an international award-winning theme park, dozens of attractions and museums, an Historic Downtown district, shopping galore, a full range of dining options, and a host of hotels, motels, resorts, RV parks, campgrounds and meeting and conference facilities. Whew! http://www.explorebranson.com/

4*Kansas City- Any city slickers achin' to get back to civilization? Escape to KC for the weekend! Spend a weekend hanging out on the Plaza. Shop and dine with the best of them! http://www.visitkc.com/

3*St Louis- My hometown! Soooo much to do! The St Louis Zoo is a must! 5000 animals from 700 species on 90 acres, including an insectarium, a children's zoo, and a miniature train. The best free zoo in the country! http://www.stlzoo.org/ Spend a romantic weekend in Forrest Park touring the Jewel Box and the Art Museum. Go for a picnic or a bike ride. Take the kids to the Turtle Playground or the Science Center. Go on a Segway tour. DEFINITELY come back in the summer to catch a play at the Muny. http://stlouis.missouri.org/citygov/parks/forestpark/

2*The Lake- "The Lake" means one thing in Missouri... the beautiful Lake of The Ozarks! Personally, I enjoy shopping at the outlets in Osage Beach, but there's tons to do at The Lake including boating, fishing, golfing, water parks and more. http://www.lakelinks.com/

1*Hermann- Probably Missouri's best kept secret, Hermann is one of the most beautiful towns you'll find in the country! Nestled along the banks of the Missouri River, just 90 minutes from downtown Saint Louis the City of Hermann is a picturesque German Community offering Old-World hospitality and the quiet charms of an earlier time. With an abundance of spectacular views, more than 150 historic buildings, quaint inn and B&Bs, world class wineries, museums, shops and galleries, and fine dining, Hermann is the perfect place for romantic retreats. It is a perfect getaway not far from home! http://www.hermannmissouri.com/

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Friday, March 12, 2010


As the old saying goes, "It's not just what you know, it's who you know." Sometimes in military life WHO you know is important because WHO you know often determines WHAT you know. That's why networking is so important. The military is more than a career field, it's a community, a way of life. Getting to know the members of your community can be a huge benefit for both a soldier's career and for his family.

If you're new to the Fort Leonard Wood area we'd like to be sure we're some of the first people you get to know. We're eager to be your local resource for not only finding the perfect home, but for finding your way around town, finding great places to shop and eat, learning the local area attractions and getting plugged into a variety of social or religious activities in our community. Give us a call, stop in or shoot us an email. We'd love the opportunity to be your Fort Leonard Wood connection!

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Nominate A Military Mom

Do you know a deserving military mom??

Nominations for the 2010 Lockheed Martin Military Motherhood Award are open through March 22. The winner of the award, which honors military women in uniform and military spouses, will be flown to Washington, D.C., for the $5,000 award and special recognition ceremony. Anyone can nominate a deserving military mom. Click here for more information.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Congratulations Tyler Norton!!!

The Walker Team is excited to publicly congratulate Tyler Norton, son of our very own Angie Norton and SSG Randy Norton on being promoted to E5 in the JROTC program through Waynesville High School. Tyler's time and involvement in community activities was recognized and played a big part in his selection for promotion. Congratulations, Tyler! We're all very proud of you.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Army Wife Network

The interenet has become a great resource in making our lives a little easier in so many ways- communication, shopping, education... and socializing!! Military spouses in this day and age have something that so many before us did not have... and that is the ability to reach out to others who understand this life that we live. Gone can be the days that military wives felt separated from the rest of the world. With a click of a mouse and the scroll down a page you can instantly be in touch with any number of military wives who have "been there, done that and bought the t-shirt". At the Walker Real Estate Team, we pride ourselves on having "walked in your shoes". We know what it's like! We've made the PCS move across the country. We've moved to foreign countries. We're all about helping you get settled into our beautiful community and we're all about providing you with resources that will make the transition of moving easier on you and your family. That's why we're excited to tell you about a little gem we've ran across called The Army Wife Network. This website has great information, encouragement and invaluable resources for every Army wife. Whether you're on the move or staying put, take a moment to check them out. We live in a day and age that proves over and over the value of good networking. There's endless information out there on the web- here's your opportunity to tap into it!

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Questions? Email me!