What customers say about
you are professional, courteous, affable, knowledgeable, genuine and
Bill Middendorf (2005)
best tour I ever had!
John Middendorf (2005)
recommendation is this:
We came to a strange city with two small children and no bearings to
actually enjoy our trip. Several conveniences were afforded us,
including having you come to our hotel and plan each day with plenty
of room for experimentation. I was afforded the opportunity to learn
the history and have a "kids" day as well. All the little details were
handled by our tourguide, including the flexibilty to change plans
midstream at a moment's notice. Each day took into consideration how
long the children could hold up and were filled with more activities
that I could have done in a week. No problems were experienced in
locating any events and the tour operator looked like he enjoyed doing
his effort. He made it personal and not like a large group where you
are herded like cattle in and out of the tours. Learned alot about the
architecture of the city and felt the "personal" touch was alway
there. Could not have done it any other way....."
Darrel Poloway (2005)
BARBARA AND ROY!
WE HAD A GREAT TIME. YOUR TOURS WERE THE BEST. YOU MADE OUR VACATION
VERY MEMORABLE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE WONDERFUL PICTURES. YOU MAY
USE NUMBER O8 FOR YOUR ADVERTISEMENT. WISH YOU THE BEST IN THE FUTURE.
NORMA AND LANELL"
Norma and Lannel (2005)
Gokenbach is a fantastic tour guide. She picked me up promptly at my
hotel and showed me what I wanted to see in the St. Louis area. The
tour was casual, informative and spontaneous. I got to see my old
house and school from 40 years ago. We had a great lunch and her SUV
is very comfy."
Janet Elmore (2005)
Thanks for the photo's [
]. I like the one of the 2 Mark's and Sherri
- they're all smiling. [
] The winery was very good and a great way to
finish up the tour. [
Thanks again for the tour, we had fun. I have a friend coming out here
in February and, time permitting, we'd love to do it again with y'all.
Lisa Roggeman (2005)
Hey Roy & Barb,
[...] We really enjoyed our Chocoholic's
Tour of St. Louis. The kids talk about it all the time! It
was very nice talking with both of you and we feel like we've got
friends in St. Louis now. Rest assured, when we come back, we'll
look you up and schedule another tour.[...]
Thanks again for showing us such a
Lisa Wiggins (2005)
Thank YOU!! My friend and I had a
great tour with your tour company. Show me mo tours was the best thing
about waking up on our first day in St. Louis. YOu guys knew exactly
where to take us and gave us the freedom to move around and shop in
between our tours...thanks you and we will always recommend you
guys....ps thanks for the pictures....again, thank you much Nelson and
Nelson Morgan (2006)
Thanks to you, we feel that we had a very
successful trip to St. Louis. We really enjoyed traveling with you and
seeing the sights, and it was wonderful to take a tour that was
flexible and willing to go to the places that we really wanted to see.
We would recommend the tour to anyone that is
coming to St. Louis with a little bit of time to spare and no
transportation. In addition to the enjoyment of the tour itself, I
think it helped me with the race.
When we were running on Sunday, it helped to
have driven on part of the course and become a bit familiar with the
layout of the city. If you would like to post any of the photos on
your web site, please feel free to do that. [...]
Thanks again for everything, and I hope that
we'll be back to St. Louis one of these days. Sincerely, Pat Neff
Fred and Pat Neff (2006)
Dear Barbara and Roy,
we are at home again. The time passed very quickly since we have been
home. We had a wonderful time with you. Many thanks for everything.
Hallo Roy, what is with learning German? I had a English lesson today.
Sometimes, it is very difficult. [...]
Eve and Rudolf
Eve and Rudolf Riedel, Zschorlau,
Hi Barbara and Roy,
I had a really great time, on and off tour, visiting in Saint Louis. I
look forward to coming back some time soon and taking another tour to
see more of this great city.
Thanks again for everything,
Robert Krugmann, Erlangen, Germany
Thanks very much for the pictures. They're a very good reminder of a
great trip to St.Louis. The conference went very well, and I had a
good trip back, getting back to England mid-morning Friday 14th.
As you can imagine this first week back at work has been hectic, with
a lot of catching up to do on top of having the builders in. I sneak a
look at the photos every now and again to remind myself. [...]
I'm wrestling with the photos I took- there's a very good one of you,
and I'll send them as soon as I can.
Hazel Hewison, Oxford, United Kingdom
for the pictures, we all appreciate them. Thanks again for a special
We enjoyed the company, music, and food!
Our whirlwind trip to the US already seems like a dream...am back to
work and feel like I never left!
All the best!
And thanks again for the pictures
~Dr Ted Arnold
Barb and Roy,
Thank you for the pictures and the nice tour you gave us. I really
enjoyed it especially the tour to the Brewery and of course - the
Bison burger!!! We were able to visit the Arch but not the
Anheuser-Busch, it was too late for us.Rest assured I will recommend
"Show Me MO Tours" to our friends who will visit St. Louis. And of
course, our next visit.
Thanks for the pictures! The ones I tried to take did not turn
out...as I suspected. So thank you for yours. Nope, didn't make
Graceland but I'd like to plan it for next time. Could you help with
that?? We had a great time with you and Roy. You made us feel so
comfortable and welcome. It was like being welcomed by relatives you
hadn't seen in a long time. You are both so different and yet such a
compliment to each other. I appreciated the flexibil-ity you gave us
in the tour and all the extra stops along the way. It was great
getting a history lesson along the way and seeing not just the
touristy things but the places that the local people hang out at too.
Places that you just dont see here in California. I really
appreciated you putting yourself out there for my son as a resource
for future information and for a home cooked meal now and then. That's
hospitality at its finest. God bless you both for making my visit so
enjoyable and for helping us get a feel for the area. I would love to
plan another tour next time I'm out, which I hope won't be too long
from now. And I'd certainly recommend you to anyone who is interested
in a taste of St. Louis.
Again, God bless you both,
Dear Roy & Barb,
I am so sorry for keeping silence. We were so busy (storm, problems
Thank you so much for such a nice tour. That was truly adventure to
see St Louis Arch, central streets, parks and plazas, historical
places, neat houses, to have a lunch on a boat-restaurant , to make a
stop at old Train Station and such bright experience with arch inside
it. It is amazing, isn't it? The most important thing was having you
because we got all answers for our questions immediately, will we were
driving around. We had a chance to get allot of information about
city, architecture, history.Your knowledge about St.Louis are amazing.
The weather wasn't so sunny and warm, but we are keeping the warmest
feelings about our experience. That was very pleasant, interesting,
fun and homey, like we'd have trip at home in Russia because of nice
and warm feelings of people sur- rounding us. Mom, Max and I enjoyed
it very much. Thank you one more time. We are looking forward to meet
you again. Maxim asking for a chocolate tour. Will you pay for dentist
than? Just joking.
~Natasha, Leda and Maxim
Thanks a lot for the pictures. Nice souvenirs.
The tour you offered us was very nice and we enjoyed your company very
much. Your detail knowledge about St. Louis and your ability to talk
on various aspects and levels created a unique and very pleasant
atmosphere. Thanks again for the pleasant accompany and time spent
with us. St. Louis got two more fans, thanks to you.
Please forgive my late response. Thank you for the photographs they
are very good. I have traveled to St Louis a number of times and have
been fortunate enough to see a little of your City but I must say I
found the tour very interesting. I would have no hesitation at all in
advising anyone to join you and Roy on one of them , It was very
relaxed and you both went out of your way to show us what you believe
we wanted to see as opposed to a formal rigid structure which a lot of
tour operators run. Once again thank you both for a memorable
experience (I think I have a little more knowledge of St Louis then
some of my colleagues who live there)
Barb---- The pictures came out great! Thank you for such a pleasurable
tour. It was very good of you to take my individual interests and
highlight them in our day. Since I was interested in the history and
French culture, I learned a lot of things about St. Louis that I
didn't already know. That has to be the mark of a great tour guide!
The next time I hear about someone traveling to St. Louis, you can be
sure that I will recommend Show Me MO Tours. Thank you for the
wonderful personalized service.
Thank you so much for sending me the pictures so soon. Thank you also
for the wonderful tour; I really enjoyed myself. I will keep you
posted about how it goes.
I've found Wide River Wide Land, by Father William Barnaby Faherty on
Amazon for $3.95 and was ready to have it shipped to you. However,
your card or e-mail does not have your mailing address. Neither does
your home page, so if you want me to send it to you, please send me
All the best,
you so much for the pictures. I especially like the 3rd one. Barb is
still in St. Louis with her family. I arrived home yesterday and
returned to work today with lots of warm thoughts of our Nursing
Conference. It was just the greatest thing, our tour with you! It made
our trip so much more personal.
I honestly can't decide what I enjoyed most. I would probably just say
the history you related. Your insight into the development of your
city, from the mound builders, French fur traders, Civil War, and
industrial developments as well as seeing the beauti- ful historic
structures. From the Central West End, Lafayette Square, Lacledes
Landing, Forest Park, I loved all of the unique styles and different
flavors of your city. Thank you again for the great tour. I am so glad
you are environmentally aware. It was a pleasure meeting you!
These pictures are very nice. We really enjoyed the tour and even
though mother nature did not cooperate
with us and we could not get to Ted Drewes we had a wonderful and
memorable time. We are sure to keep your card as I am sure we will
want to repeat this trip and others. You are a great tour guide and
will certainly recommend you to our friends and family.
Thanks again, we truly had a wonderful time.
Ron and Susy Boyter.
Sorry it has taken me so long to respond. Summer school keeps me on my
toes. We had a wonderful time on the tour. As a St. Louis local, it
has really made driving around downtown the past few weeks more
interesting and personal. I've enjoyed sharing what I've learned with
my friends and my students and am interested in learning more. For my
Grandma, I feel like she re-connected with the St. Louis she has
missed since moving away. Thank you again for a wonderful time and
I'll be contacting you soon about a chocolate tour for my mom.
Show Me Mo Tours,
Barb, really enjoyed our day with you. You have a good knowledge of
St. Louis history. And were able to make it a fun tour for my nine
year old grandson, as well as his mother and me. We applaud you for
that. The Custard stop was a nice touch. But going up in the Arch was
the high point of the day. Thank you for making the arrangements. And
for suggesting the City Museum, it's a real jungle and very
appropriate for young boys. Also appreciate your driving capabilities
and awareness of traffic patterns. You
handled everything smoothly. Will keep Show Me Mo Tours in mind for
Sharon Donley (2007)
Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed spending the day with you. You give
a great tour, are flexible and are pleasant to spend time with.
Without reservation I give you the highest recommendation to anyone
considering your tour. I did make it to the Missouri Botanical Garden
and got soaked in a downpour. It was magical however to see the
Japanese Garden in drizzle after the downpour. I rented a car and also
visited the Cahokia Mounds and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
in nearby Illinois. Museums at both sites are excellent but I
especially enjoyed Cahokia which has the largest earth works in the
Americas, even bigger than the Aztec structures near Mexico City and
about the size volumetrically of the Egyptian pyramids. I wonder why
they don't get more publicity.
I hope to get back to St. Louis someday and see the many things you
took me by but I didn't have time to revisit. Hope all goes well with
your hip operation.
David Holtz (2007)
was great, very accommodating, eager to please and fun to be with. She
was flexible, while I was seeking the elusive great antique and
everyone else wanted lunch to making sure that we had seen everything
we wanted to see before she took us back to the hotel at the end of
the day. She was a brave lady to be our guide for 9 1/2 hours, we
couldn't have made a better choice.
Sheila, Nancy, Jeannie and Duane
We truly enjoyed our tour of St. Louis. Barbara customized our tour to include neighborhoods where Roy's ancestors lived in the late
1800's, early 1900's. She made several recommendations for
additional tours, restaurants, and entertainment. She recommended the
German (Bavarian style) food at the St. Louis Gast Haus. It was excellent! We plan to try some of her
other recommendations on a repeat trip to St. Louis.
Bonner Springs, KS