Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hannibal Missou-RAH Road Trip!

Nothing like a random spur of the moment drive!  There had been talk in the household about checking out Hannibal, Missouri and the next morning I woke up to someone down at the base of my bedroom stairs doing a bird whistle.  This was the "quiet, gentle" way of waking me up?  Dan-the-man got me out of bed on Saturday with the temptation of a random day trip at o'dark thirty.  Lured by coffee and the promise of a good hearty breakfast we hit the pavement rain or shine.  It was rain, a long awaited rain here in the Midwest.

For those of you not familiar with Hannibal, Missouri it is the boyhood home of Mark Twain AND Molly Brown (Titanic).  The women who the quote "Well behaved women rarely make history" came from :)

It was a charming town, built along the M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I river.  The rain had cleared up but still pleasantly overcast by the time we arrived in town.  Enjoy the pictures!

The Dubach Inn Bed & Breakfast
 A charming House that has twinkle lights in their trees (not pictured) Always a sign of a good person living there :)
The historical Rockcliffe Mansion. 13,500 square feet currently under renovation by the new owner's BUT available for tours!

Charming homes were everywhere!

Downtown...did I mention there was a European Chocolate store called STAM?

 For those who have only seen Tom Sawyer's island at Disneyland...this here is the REAL DEAL!
So we got caught in a little rain on the Mark Twain Riverboat...the cruise was wonderful.  Very peaceful & calm out on the waters.

"Go Pitt State!"
 Lighthouse nestled in the trees
 Mark Twain's Boyhood home....if you look closely, you can see him in the center top window :)