Cape Girardeau MO and SEMO, with Angie and Angela

Dates:     
April 22 to
April 26, 2021

Mileage:    
11,760

Location:    
Landing Point RV Park
Cape Girardeau MO

In geography, a cape is a headland or a promontory extending into a body of water, usually the sea. The “Cape” in the city name Cape Girardeau referred to a rock promontory overlooking the Mississippi River that was later destroyed by railroad construction. As early as 1765, this bend in the Mississippi River, was known as the “Cape.”

We try to stop at the visitor center when we enter a state, and we added Missouri to our color coded map.

On Thursday, Angie and Angela gave us a tour of Southeast Missouri State (SEMO). The highlight of the tour was the dome, which was one of their projects. I also got to see one of my former Toolkit students who had been promoted, that always makes me feel good.

We went to Broussard’s Cajun Cuisine for dinner with the Mitchells and the Meyers.

On Friday, we went to lunch at El Sol and then Angie took us to the Trail of Tears State Park and the Cape Rock Park, where the original trading post was located. Dinner and date night was steaks.

On Saturday, it rained all day, so we drove over and saw Fort D from the car. Then we went over the new bridge to Illinois, stopping to take a picture of the courthouse. Afterwards, we went to Bella Italia.

On Sunday, we went down the river and walked the length of the trail. before we did, we stopped at Orscheln Farm and Home. We worked up an appetite and had brunch at Port Cape Restaurant and Lounge.

Landing Point RV Park was a nice park, as always a large dog playground is appreciated. We traded ducks with Lori, who drove a jeep!

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