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Old 07-18-2011, 02:19 PM   #5
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After showering we started loitering outside our rooms, even if the sign forbid it, having a few drink and waited for the cab to take us downtown for dinner. The cab driver was surprised the flood gates were open when we got there. They had been closed for a while. Before going to dinner we checked out the Mississippi River.

In 2003 Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge was opened over the Mississippi River at Cape. It is a cable-stayed bridge. The largest span is 1150 feet and total length is 3956 feet. There are 171 miles worth of cables used on the bridge.



The flood wall at Cape.



After checking out the river we went to Buckner Brewing for drinks and dinner. I was disappointed they did not have an IPA on tap so I ordered samples of the 7 beers they had on tap. I enjoyed a porter the most and when dinner arrived I ordered porter to go with the Cajan seasoned ribeye. It was a good combination. After dinner we walked to a bar with a deck the bartender recommended, had a few drinks and when back to the motel.

I travel all over the country and have found brewpubs tend to have good to great beer and better then average meals. I use this site http://beermapping.com/ and this app http://findcraftbeer.com/displaytemplate.aspx?pageid=4 all the time while traveling.

To be continued.........
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