It was one year ago today that I moved into my studio flat in downtown Cape Girardeau - it seems like almost yesterday. Time does fly the older you get. So to celebrate one year of living in a beautiful, quaint river city, I wanted to highlight what I really enjoy about living in downtown Cape.
My new apartment in downtown Cape was for the most part empty when I moved in with the exception of a few favored items I brought from DC. My goal was to furnish my new flat with local finds and fortunately there were quite a few options in the downtown area. Some of my favorite things that I acquired include an industrial desk where I write, a gray Barcelona chair where I curl up and read, and a classic wooden table where I put together thousand piece puzzles. All three prized finds were purchased from Annie Laurie's.
A big thanks and 'shout - or should I say shop - out' to an eclectic emporium on Broadway for helping me furnish my eclectic flat just off Broadway.
The Cape Riverfront Farmer's Market
Downtown on Main Street
Located down on Main Street between Broadway and Independence are various shops and restaurants that I have enjoyed since I've arrived here.
And on the shopping side, there is Annie-Em's for one of a kind home goods, Pastimes Antiques for unique finds, Zickfields for treasured Christmas gifts and Hempies for the smell of nag champa and eco-friendly rice love bags that help fight hunger when you purchase one.
Who needs shopping malls and food courts when downtown Cape has such a refreshing and diverse Main Street - perfect for classic shopping and delicious dining.
Old Mississippi River Scenic Overlook Park
|The Mississippi Riverfront Park|
When I made my decision to move to Cape, all I wanted was to find a comfortable place near the river - I succeeded as I live only four blocks away in a flat located just off Broadway.
And I visit the river often. Sometimes to sit and enjoy the view, sometimes to people watch, sometimes to listen to music, and sometimes to meditate or connect with God. I also love riding up and down the riverfront bike trail on my beach cruiser, which I renamed my green river cruiser. And if one of the paddle wheelers are docking at the Cape, you can guarantee that I'll be there enjoying the steamboats. Thanks "old man river" for being one of the best things about downtown Cape G.
Ready for year two...