Capturing the CAPE


I moved to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in April 2018, after living in Washington, D.C. for many years. This is an online journal capturing thoughts about life in this small river city.

Wondering what produce is in season? Just visit your local farmer's market and see what the vendors are selling. Last Saturday at the Cape Riverfront Market it was obviously cucumbers...

The heat hit me like a cement wall when I walked out of my apartment building on Saturday afternoon. I thought maybe I should heed the advisory and just stay home in my air conditioning.

I like to start my Saturday morning at the Cape Riverfront Market - not just for the fresh produce, but to support the local area farmers as well. There's something about eating local and seasonal food...

I've been living in downtown Cape for almost two months and one thing I noticed in my short time here - Southeast HEALTH is listed as a sponsor for the many community events I've attended.

I was down by the river and saw this truck drive by - fell in love instantly. After a little web research, it looks like this is a Ford F 100 from the 1940's -

Sometimes poetic, always creative and never boring - chalkboard signs say it best! The chalkboards below were seen hanging outside these downtown Cape businesses:

Humans are fascinating and one of my favorite pastimes is to people watch. Whether it's in an airport waiting for a plane, the East Village in New York City or my new favorite 'people watching' place - the Cape Riverfront Park.

Give that dog some leash way! I love when I see a human and their dog out walking and the dog is leading the way. That daily ritual between best friends!

Memorial Day is when Americans honor and pay tribute to the men and women who died in battle for our freedoms. As I sit here writing - with no censorship, no interference, no thought police -

Historical homes. Distinctive character. Tree lined streets. After one stroll through this beautiful neighborhood, I could see why the Boulevard Local Historic District was created in 2009..

I love these little book-sharing boxes sponsored by LittleFreeLibrary.org where books are freely exchanged among members of the community.

There's nothing more freeing than hopping on my bike, popping in my earbuds and listening to music as I ride. The Riverfront Park trail which runs along the Mississippi river and the Cape flood wall is the perfect place for me to..