I’ve been reading a ebook called Live Sent: 31 Days in the City by Shauna Pilgreen, a church planter’s wife who recently relocated with her family from the Midwest to San Francisco. In order to get to know their new home, she embarked on a series of family adventures to get to know the people, cultures and landmarks of their new city.
We recently experienced something similar, but in reverse, moving from a small city (pop. 150,000) to a small town (pop. 3,000). Culture shock is a fair word for what we have experienced! Just as someone moving to a large city might feel anonymous among the crowd, trying to fit in in a town where most people’s roots run generations deep can be challenging.
Inspired by the book, I’ve made a list of notable things to see and do around our little town. I won’t be able to complete them in 31 days, but I hope to get to most of them during the next year. I really do believe that there is something unique about every place. Look for future
posts postcards from these great spots and hopefully even more!
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s house in Mansfield, MO
Make the most of our Silver Dollar City season passes
Visit Glade Top Trail
Fishing at Rockbridge Rainbow Trout Ranch
French cuisine in small town Missouri – La Galette Berrichonne
Eat some 5-cent ice cream at Ava Drug
Take a retreat at Assumption Abbey and try some of their famous fruitcakes
Visit Dawt Mill
Go floating (canoeing)
Bakersville Pioneer Village
- Poke Salad Days
- Glade Top Trail Festival
Have you ever played tourist in your own town?