Assateague National Park on this 37-mile barrier island south of Ocean City, Maryland is famed for its 300 wild horses, managed by a contraceptive darting program. Here is one at the park entrance
Due in Columbia at the University of Missouri for an invite-only journalism roundtable starting Sunday evening, I took the opportunity to fly into St. Louis a day early to explore the Gateway to the West.
I’m sure glad I did.
I arrived Saturday afternoon and was met by my couchsurfing host Alan (read about couchsurfing and my first experience with it a few years ago here). That started a night and a Sunday morning exploring what was the country’s fourth largest city a century ago. Facebook photos here.
Let me share a quick itinerary of the cool things I got to do and see:
Check out some home-style video of the trip below.
Just after hopping on a fan boat for the first time in my life, I crossed another item off my list that could only rightly be done in Florida – visiting the Everglades.
Added to my list in October 2003.
At one of the entrances to the Yellowstone National Park.
Here with Michael Butler
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