This past week I made a trip back to Southeast Missouri for a family funeral and we met in the old college and river town of Cape Girardeau smack up against the Mississippi River. At my motel I picked up a tourist brochure titled Rush Limbaugh Hometown Driving Tour. The brochure cover features a retouched pre drug addiction photograph of the big man, and contains one or two sentences about his grandfather, father, mother, brother, uncle, and cousin.
The driving tour takes you from new town to old town Cape beginning with The Limbaugh Law Firm building and on to eleven other sights. I only saw three out of the twelve but it would not be difficult for the devoted fan to take in all of them in a short amount of time.
A special bonus of the tour is that at stop #10 you are only feet away from Broussard’s Cajun Cuisine at 120 North Main Street in old town. It would be a shame to be so close and not stop in to eat. The place has been there twenty-three years and is very popular. The dining room is smoke free from 5 to 9. After the dinner hour on weekends and sometimes on Sunday night live music packs the place sweaty crotch to sweaty cheeks. On two nights we went early for the food and I can testify to the excellence of the crawfish etouffee, shrimp & crabmeat gumbo, and batter fried young gater tail.
After feasting you can walk along the flood wall and find a likeness of Rush embedded in the flood wall. Naturally it is on the dry side so you need not slip into the Mississippi just to see his likeness.
You can get your own copy of the brochure by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org My copy appears to be signed by Rush himself. Charles Marlin