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November 05, 2018

Our first destination, Landing Point, at Cape Girardeau, Missouri was full, no room in the campground so we stayed straight and settled into Cape Camping & RV Park. It was an ugly Thursday to be driving and setting up the coaches...rain and wind…but we endured and the rest of the weekend was lovely.
We visited some of Cape’s tourist sites. Missouri Department of Conservation/Nature Center is an educational venue for all ages. The two headed snake was a freaky thing to see..and yes it was alive. We left the Cape River Heritage Museum puzzled. Seems they could have a conflict over which town is their county seat. Could it be Cape Girardeau or Jackson or both? At any rate both towns do county business. Remember the movie “Gone Girl”?  It was partially filmed in Cape. Remember that snowy kiss at “The Bar”. If you have an interest “The Bar” is for sale. We had lunch at another of Cape’s iconic restaurants, “Broussard’s”. It is known for their Cajun cuisine and swanky music. Yummy!! We shopped at the downtown antique stores. We entertained ourselves Friday evening with a potluck and dominoes.
The Osage Center’s annual craft/flea market plus three other craft sales kept us occupied Saturday morning. The new rage is partially bleached out flannel shirts. Distressed is the term for this look. Cape is home of Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO). “Our Town” was performed by the theatre and dance students. It was an unusual play as you had to use your imagination as the props. Then “Andy’s Frozen Custard”  finalized the evening.
Sunday morning sent us home before the rains came again.