Missouri Governor Hypes State by RV
Gas prices aren't getting any cheaper, so Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt is suggesting residents of the Show Me State stay closer to home for their next vacation, according to Ozarks First, Springfield, Mo.
Blunt and his family have planned a three-day trip through the state, hoping to set an example with what he is calling a "Show-Me Tourism Tour."
The Blunts are traveling in an RV through 12 state parks and historic sites – starting at the Dillard Mill historic site in Davisville, 70 miles south of St. Louis, and ending at the Lewis and Clark Trailhead Monument in Jefferson City.
More than 292,000 Missourians work in tourism-related jobs. Last year, the state saw nearly 40 million visitors from across the U.S.