|If I hadn't seen him moving I would have thought he was a piece of braided yarn.|
Saturday I went for a short ride. On some previous rides I've noticed a sign for Bellerive Park. It is near the intersection of Broadway and Bates and I've been wanting to check it out. Yesterday seemed a most excellent time to do so. What I found was a very nice view from the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River.
|Billie enjoying the view of the Mississippi looking north from Bellerive Park|
|A tug on the River|
I could see what appeared to be a park below the bluffs. I decided to explore. I pulled back onto Broadway heading south and took the next left hand turn. And there I discovered Sr. Marie Charles Park.
|Here's Billie and notice the the tug boat. That is the same tug I'd seen from the bluff.|
|A better view of the tug. It was hooking up to some barges that were moored next to the Park.|
|A couple of workers being about their business|
|There was a walkway along the River.|
|Here's a photo of the Pavilion in Bellerive Park taken from the walkway in Sr. Marie Charles Park|
|Another view of the River|
It appears that many of the improvements the article talked about were indeed made to Sr. Marie Charles Park. The article also mentions a darker side to Sr. Marie Charles Park, "The park named after the tireless Sister Marie Charles developed a reputation as a place rife with prostitution and cruising." I shared word of my discovery with a friend. She told me she was aware of the Parks. And, while I experienced no issues as I walked around the Park, I'm saddened to report that she on a recent visit ran into more than she was expecting, but fortunately not more than she could handle. So, it seems a word of caution is in order.
Today I went for a much longer ride. The goal was a small town called Kimswick. I was disappointed. But, on the way to Kimswick, I did take a wrong turn and in the process of getting myself back to Rte. 231, spied a traffic sign I'd not seen before.
|I think it meant children at play. But just in case I kept an eye out for wild teeter-totters that might be looking to cross the road.|
|I guess one soul's Roman villa is anothers .....|
Hope you had a great and safe weekend.