~Day Trip on the Great River Road~

Statue of Mark Twain-Hannibal Missouri. Hannibal is the boyhood home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens-Mark Twain.


J had an appointment in Hannibal Missouri, this afternoon. Hannibal is a short drive north, from where we live.

We enjoyed walking around the historic area before having lunch at Mark Twain Dinette. This restaurant opened in 1942 and has grown into a large establishment.

We drove up Cardiff Hill to get a closer look at the lighthouse. If you are a hardy soul, there are steps for climbing the hill!

Statue of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn at the foot of Cardiff Hill.

The sign says it all. This white board fence is in the place of the fence Tom's friends paid him, for the privilege of whitewashing.

~Becky Thatcher's House~

~ Mark Twain Paddle Wheeler~

This photo is for Sandi at the Whistlestop. We spotted this tiny restaurant near the railroad tracks.

I snapped this photo of the Star Theatre, for hometown friends. There was a Star Theatre in our town, until recent years.

Notice what is playing? This is for Deb at Posted From Home. The movie now showing, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, starring Doris Day and David Niven.

This is one of many lovely older homes, found in and around Hannibal.

After the meeting we drove south on the Great River Road. This was a different route than we took during our morning trip to Hannibal. This photo of the Mississippi was taken at Victors Point, a roadside park north of Louisiana Missouri.
The homes in these photos are located in Louisiana Missouri. There are several blocks of beautiful historic homes. Some needing restoration, others in the process of restoration and many completely restored.
If we were 30 years younger and had unlimited stamina and funds for restoration, we might be tempted to buy one of these wonderful old homes!

This home was once an antiques shop, we visited now and then. At that time it was painted grey, I believe. I didn't recognize it, with it's new red paint. J knew it immediately.

We want to drive up the Great River Road during autumn, when the leaves have changed. We spotted several antiques shops in Hannibal, we want to explore.