I'm thinking about taking a job transfer to southern Missori and had a few questions. I really want to get back to Texas, but this seems like a good opportunity with the company i'm already with...So I need to ask if the way of life is similar or what? Is this a conservative or liberal state? What about gun control? Do yall have concealed handgun licences? I know I'm going to be in the thick of wheeling with weekend trips easily accomplished to Hot Springs, Potowatamie, Poteau, Fulton, and Tellico. Disney and Joplin would be 30 miles away. But what I'm worried about is quality of life otherwise. What is there to do in Springfield, which will be 70 miles away (besides bass pro shops)? Good camping? Good quality of life in Joplin? Good resturants, nightlife, ect? Not that we do the nightlife thing often anymore, but now and then... Anything else?