Jeremy and I decided to take a last minute trip this past weekend and stay in a new (to us) B&B called The Bellevue. He found this absolutely beautiful historic home in Cape Girardeau, right on the Mississippi River, in the heart of the downtown area. We left Friday night, stayed in Poplar Bluff and got up early the next morning to hit the road so we could arrive to Cape Girardeau in time for all the shops to open. We spend Saturday visiting antique shops, seeing historical sites, had an amazing dinner at a place called Bella Italia and relaxed the rest of the evening in our amazing bedroom.
The next morning we were treated to one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had. It was 3-courses and started with the cutest mini bundt shaped blueberry muffin. It was an amazingly moist cake bursting with blueberries and a hint of cinnamon and had a homemade blueberry sauce spooned over it. Second course was thinly sliced sweet strawberries, drenched in an amaretto infused Chantilly creme topped with homemade whipped cream–DIVINE. Finally, we were treated to enormous omelettes stuffed with cheese and, to our surprise, vegetarian “ham”, all smothered in a rich hollandaise sauce! I was super excited to find out the “meat” inside the omelette was actually a vegetable based, high-protein, low-carb substitute. It was delicious!
After stuffing ourselves at breakfast, we hit the road to head back home and stopped at a place called Big Spring and another place Jeremy and I had both been to as young children, Alley Spring. It was so neat to go somewhere that we both vaguely remembered from our childhood and make our own memories together as adults.
Oh and how could I forget! Much to my surprise and extreme delight, there was a BAKERY in Cape Girardeau. Here’s a sneak peak picture–I’ll give my full review next week!
It was so much fun I really did NOT want to come home–a fabulous weekend and great early Valentine’s Day getaway!
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