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Jul 27, 2018 - The Mighty Mississippi River!

The mornings in these lovely accommodations we have been finding make it very difficult to leave in the morning!I. I loved our little house in Marquand, the Belmont Inn last night! But we had a goal today, we were meeting Mike's brother Doug in Cape Girardeau so we had to leave. We were on our bikes outside on the road, ready to ride and waiting for the truck to pass. The truck was Denny with our breakfast! Darn! Homemade blueberry loaf and fresh peaches! He apologized for being late, was going to come back last night with it all but was...

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May 26, 2018 - Cape Girardeau, MO

Before leaving Kentucky, we headed out for breakfast and to the Memorial Day weekend craft show at the marina in the state park where we were saying. It was so beautiful on the lake and there were about 50 great craft vendors. I managed to find a few things and Jay enjoyed watching the working blacksmith. Then it was back to the RV to pack up and head out to Missouri today. To get there, we passed over the Ohio River into Illinois and then over the Mississippi River in Missouri. Lots of beautiful views over the water. Three hours later, we...

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Oct 17, 2017 - Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Cape Girardeau is a pretty city of about 40,000. Its very identity has always been linked with the Mississippi River. It was named for a young Frenchman, Jean Baptiste Girardot, who established a trading post on a significant headland (called The Cape) jutting into the river in the 1730s. In 1793, long after Girardot left the area, the Spanish government, who then controlled the region, gave Frenchman Louis Lorimier a sizable land grant. He established a trading post near the river just south of The Cape. He is considered the true founder...

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Jul 25, 2016 - Down to Cape Girardeau, MO

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...

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Oct 15, 2015 - Cape Girardeau, MO - The Landing Point RV Park

Our trip from Danville to Cape Girardeau, MO was another 179 miles of interstate so not much new to report or see along the highway. The 50-60 miles skirting St. Louis on I-70/I-270/I-55 was not a fun way to spend the morning. We much prefer the isolated roads of Montana or South Dakota! We are staying at The Landing Point RV Park on the north side of Cape Girardeau. It is a very nice park with very large, 50 amp, full hookup sites. They have pull-throughs but ours is a back-in to make sure we had satellite coverage. We also have great...

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Sep 21, 2015 - Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau is named after Jean Baptiste Girardot, a Frenchman who built a trading post on piece of land jutting out into the Mississippi River. This land became known as The Cape. Many years later when the Spanish government gave a large land grant to Louis Lorimier ( who is considered to be the founder of the area) it was not named for him. The place was already know as The Cape or Girardot. Lewis and Clark stopped here. When steamboats were invented they stopped here carrying their manufactured goods. Soon the railroads came. Hotels...

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Jul 22, 2015 - Quick Tour of the Cape

We did a quick driving tour of Cape Girardeau today. The historic downtown area sits in the Mississippi River flood plain. Seems like there are a lot of small stores, restaurants, and bars along Main St., but not much was open on this summer week day afternoon. This area of the town is protected from flooding by a flood wall that sits a block off Main St. Like Vicksburg, the've used the flood wall for murals that tell the story of the city in some 24 panels that depict significant events in the city's history from pre-European settlement...

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2015 Texas Trek

Jul 21, 2015 - Rush to the Cape

Thanks to Harrison and Hanna for the wonderful dinner and a nice visit. I'm still stuffed after 2 days. It was good to see the family which has grown since we last saw them. I had a business meeting on Monday with rvc Outdoor Destinations. I've done energy audits at a number of their RV parks. They wanted me to look at a project they expect to be working on this year in Memphis. Not sure exactly what they have in mind yet, but the project looks interesting. Hot day on the road today. The dash AC on Winnie did not work when we left Memphis...

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Mar 15, 2015 - On safari

Cape Giradeau, MO Lazy L Safari Park is a Walk-Thru Zoo in Cape Girardeau, Missouri featuring animals from alligators to zebras! It is not a typical zoo. We could get up close and personal with over 50 different species of exotic animals and feed many of them. One of our favorites was a baby camel. She gently nibbled food from our hands. Her fur(?) was very soft. There were also some fascinating 4-horned goats. They were just as pushy as the 2-horned kind. Next we stopped at Cape Giradeau Nature Center for a quick hike. Of all things, we...

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Aug 7, 2013 - Travel day - Bowling Green, MO to Cape Girardeau, MO

Another travel day on decent roads ---- no rain but the roads were wet from the rain that happened before we arrived. We stayed just behind the rain the whole trip and that was great! We are getting closer to Red Bay - our target. Until the next time ...... have fun and stay safe! God Bless Ken and Fran

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2013 - Here we come

Oct 24, 2012 - Cape Girardeau

Good news is the pain in my back is now at a low growl; I feel much better. Time to keep moving south. We hit the road bound for Cape Girardeau; that's pronounced 'jir-ar-do', the 'gir' doesn't sound like it does in the word 'girl'; don't you feel sorry for people who learn English, it must be so confusing with words that sound the same but mean totally different things, and letter combinations that sound one way in one word and different in a different word!!. It was an uneventful ride and we arrived at Cape Camping RV park. We could only...

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Aug 8, 2012 - Missouri Trip (August 3-5, 2012)

Day 1: Me, Brandon and Alex left around 6 in the morning. We passed through Memphis and nearly died. We got to Cape Girardeau around maybe 4 in the afternoon. We finally had White Castle, and it was terrible. We also almost broke a treadmill in the hotel's workout room. That night, I got kicked out of Walmart. We also almost destroyed this Outback worker's car. Twice. Day 2: We drove through Illinois up to the Gateway Arch. We had to wait a couple of hours, and ended up walking to a Taco Bell about 10 minutes away. We found a Toynbee tile,...

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