The Queen City of the Ozarks

Dan and I just got back from Springfield, MO where we were looking for a new home for Annie (and us). Dan has accepted a tenure track teaching position at Drury University.

Before we found a place to live we had to explore downtown Springfield. First on our list was discovering the local cupcake shops - luckily they have two downtown!

Amycakes Bakery

The Cup Bakery
We sampled the Cup's treats but will have to wait until we move to Mizzou to sample Amycake's cupcakes. Did you know that Springfield is the birthplace of Route 66? We walked along historic Route 66 which runs right through the downtown Park Central Square.

Historic Route 66

Park Central Square

The downtown area was cute and had a bunch of fun, funky coffee shops, antique shops and artsy stores in addition to bars and restaurants.

City Mural in front of Historic Theater
Me in Park Central Square

We had a great time visiting with Dan's future colleagues and had a whirlwind trip of house hunting - we looked at rentals, lofts and lots of homes! In the end we found an adorable brick bungalow in a great neighborhood and we made an offer that has been accepted contingent on the owners having their offer on a new house accepted - hopefully this time next week we will be under contract on a new house for little Miss Annie! It has a great big fenced backyard for the pup to dig lots of holes in :-)
House we made an offer on


  1. Great update on your trip to Springfield! Well done.

  2. Cute house! Hope the sale goes smoothly. Looks like a nice town. We'll have to come for a college tour!

  3. Wow. Fast work. And what a cute house. your momma will be glad it's brick (think of the three little pigs :)
    We'll be comin round the mountain when we come --- when we come.....! Hope the sale goes through.


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