Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Bill and I spent the day exploring Cape Girardeau with LC and Marilyn Boyer. The first place we stopped was the Fort D Historic Site.
Fort D was established in 1861 and Lieutenant John Powell was in charge.
The building could use a new roof.
We went to a park that overlooks the Mississippi River. Marilyn said the river has dropped a little from it's previous height.
There are some beautiful homes in the area.
This was the Glenn House but they only do tours on the weekends.
This was the Red House which also is open for tours on the weekend. Notice since it was Friday we are all in red--Respect for Everyone Deployed. I hope I got that right, Gloria.
A woman drove up and went to open the door. She said she had a private tour coming in 20 minutes, but we were free to look inside.
She told us all about Louis Lorimier who had the first trading post in the area. Meriwether Lewis had dinner in the trading post.
Lewis wrote about Lorimier and described how he looked. Notice how long the braided hair is? He was so impressed with Lorimier that he sponsored his two sons to attend the West Point.
Our next stop was the furniture store. Bill and I wanted to replace our sleeper couch with two La-z-Boy. We picked out two rocker/recliners and went to lunch while they installed a swivel base on them.
The Boyer's definitely know all the good restaurants in town. Broussard's was a cajun restaurant.
The food was delicious and plentiful.
Bill's a happy man now that he has a new recliner.
Marilyn made a call and in an instant her kids arrived with pick up trucks to remove the sleeper couch. Thanks again.
It was another fun day.