Larry & Cheryl's 2016 Travels travel blog

Granite City, ILL to Cape Girardeau, MO

South on Rte 66 and the River Trail

From Illinois to Missouri again

Patriotic Trucker

Interesting sculpture

St. Louis American Central Port

Gateway Arch

Side view of the Gateway Arch

I love these old churches

Missouri has bluffs like in Iowa

More interesting churches

Cool Uncle Sam Eagle

Closing in on the River, more bluffs

At last, Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau Elks Lodge

Welcome to the Elks campground

Cape Girardeau Elks building

Narrow road down to the RV parking

Our campground neighbors

RV parking by a lake

Elks campground on grass with full hook ups

Our other campground neighbors

The Elks lovely lake

Driving back up the hill to the lodge

View of the lake from the Lodge


After hearing about the great campground at Cape Girardeau, Missouri Elks Lodge and since we still have some time to kill before my appointment in Chicago on August 9th, we left for Cape Girardeau. We fueled up the Coach across the river on the St. Louis side where the diesel was a lot cheaper.

The GPS took us on the Missouri side of the Mississippi through downtown St. Louis then south. Near the Mississippi it was hilly with bluffs and covered in trees.

We arrived at the lodge and followed the signs past the lodge and down a narrow tree lined road past the Elks lake to the grassy camping area where they all had full hook ups. We chose a spot near the trees and set up by noon, just in time for lunch in the lodge.

Back to coach finish setting up, relaxed and met our neighbors the deer and geese. The campground was all ours. A small thunder storm came through, thank goodness for the Xanax for Daisy. Later we went in the lodge for drinks and socializing. From the lodge patio there is a breathtaking view of the lake and campground.

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