Saturday, August 04, 2007

Bike ride today

We left home at 6 am this morning (near St. Louis) and met up with friends and then went to breakfast at Piasa Harbor along the Great River Road near Grafton Illinois.  It’s always a beautiful ride along the Mississippi and Illinois rivers.   We then continued north along the River Road (IL 100) past Pere Marquette State Park and up to Hardin IL.  River Road

There we crossed over the bridge (Illinois River) and over great country roads to the Golden Eagle Ferry located in Golden Eagle IL.  The ferry took us into Missouri in St. Charles County.  Another half hour or so and we were at Capt’n Jacks Off the River Bar and Grill.  (We debated where the punctuation goes in the bar’s name.  Is it after Capt’n or after Jack’s?)

Capn Jacks

Capt’n Jack’s is a brightly colored bar located on the Dardenne Slough off the Mississippi River.  It was about 11 am when we were there so not many people present, but you can just tell the place gets jumping on a weekend night.

CapnJacks view
Here’s a view onto an outdoor patio at Capt’n Jack’s Off the River.  The yellow bars (upper right) are actually a cage that extends out over the railing that partiers can step up into and dance.  Some of you may remember go-go girls.

Dual stool
Here is a dual stool at Capt’n Jack’s.

1 comment:

Fodder said...

Looks nice. You should post a pic of your ride.