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Touring Jamesport MO

Jamesport, MO is one of the largest Amish communities West of the Mississippi River. It offers everything from wood working to fabric shops. You can get fresh, homemade cheese as well as just about anything else! There are simply too many shops and stops to cover them all, but below[…]

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Dawson Retreat’s Summer Home Tour

Fall is just around the corner. To commemorate a WONDERFUL summer with you, we want to give you a little home tour.    This home is our pride and joy (until we build the next one!) and we’re so excited to share every detail with you. So without any further[…]

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Touring Wallace State Park

  Wallace is one of our favorite places to go around Hamilton to get some peace and quiet. It offers swimming, fishing, walking trails, picnic tables, RV hook-ups, campgrounds, and playgrounds. All of the grounds stay very well maintained and the scenery is just gorgeous!  Wallace Directions: From Hamilton, just[…]

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Easy Chicken Enchiladas

These cheesy chicken enchiladas are quick, easy, and delicious! Just the ticket for a weeknight dinner on the road. The best part is, there’s practically no waste and you can pick everything up from Wal-Mart.  All you need: 1/2 a rotisserie chicken, diced/shredded (use the other half for on-the-road sandwiches!) […]

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Home #2 Open House

Dawson Retreat’s always seems to keep us on our toes – and last night was no exception! We woke up early and spent the day cleaning and prepping for our open house, and then we spent the evening laughing and chatting with those of you who came. Overall, it was[…]

Chicken & Rice Bowl

This is a hit every time we fix it – and it makes so much you can live off the leftovers for a week! And it’s easy enough that even someone who burns toast can make it (like myself). All you need: Chicken tenders (or chicken breasts) 1 can –[…]

Touring Branson, MO!

Branson is such a beautiful town to visit! We would go there every summer with our family and it was always the highlight of the year. The best part is, Branson offers something for everyone!   Below are some of our favorite spots – but this list barely scratches the[…]

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Are We Wise Or Foolish?

We poured the foundation for Retreat Home #2 this week and it has gotten us thinking about why a good foundation is so important….   We have all heard of the story of the wise man who built his house upon a rock and it “fell not”. Likewise, we’ve heard[…]

Day Trips Near Hamilton Missouri

Hamilton’s claim to fame is not in the exciting thrills around it, but in the quiet peacefulness you can find here. The people are kind and gracious, you can still hear the cows in the morning from the center of town, and children still ride their bikes through the streets[…]

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Retreat Home #2!

I am so happy to announce that after three meetings with the city, we finally got approval to open a second retreat home in Hamilton, MO! We are working with the bank and hope to start ground work in the next couple weeks. Ahhh! While I’m excited, I’m also really[…]