I’m currently staying overnight in Columbia, Missouri as I begin my 2009 Western History tour. I’m planning on visiting Fort Leavenworth on July 4th. I’ve always wanted to visit a military installation on Independence Day and will finally be able to do so. The band will be playing and there will be a fireworks show by a lake. I’ll also be visiting the National Cemetery and other attractions while there. Oh yes…I’ll also be eating some of that famous Kansas City BBQ!