So I'm driving in my fourth cross country trip in the past year. This is only the second one with the Hubs. We decided to do something different this time and skip St Louis and take on Cape Girardeau. Now that's a cute little, college town on the Mississippi River. We really didn't see Southeastern Missouri State University but then again, we didn't have to. The locals whipped up the collegiate spirit with flags, posters, bumper stickers and what not and it's not even a season for athletics. Actually, school just let out. But just the same, what all that hoopla represents is a tight knit group and a friendly place to hang out for lunch. A Cajun place downtown on Main by the river served up some nice alligator, crawfish etoufee and gumbo. Hubs went for the bread pudding and scarfed it right up. After stretching our legs, it was back in the car for the second half of our 13-hour day. Since he was driving and I was nursing a really full stomach, it was easy enough to curl up with my pillow and nap it out -- all the way to Nashville.