Tuesday, August 23, 2011
This is our first Morning on the Mississippi. Looking out across the big muddy to the Illinois banks. I'm actually standing on what is left of an old bridge that spanned the river. You can even see the "avenue" on the other side where the bridge "landed"
Another thing much enjoyed was the River Boat tour.... a lazy hour chugging around the Mississippi and an awesome Riverboat Capt' who again was a great storyteller. But not just stories, he threw in facts and info and you were actually LEARNING something and having fun. If I home-schooled, this would have been a JACKPOT.. but I don't and we still walked way relaxed, refreshed, inspired and just a wee bit smarter.
Since we've been home, we've been gearing up for school and it's finally here! We're into day two and I'm happily sitting in my "studio" catching up on challenges, finishing some unfinished projects and working on little things. I'll soon be posting some of these, along w/ more pics from our adventures with Tom & Huck along the Mighty Mississip'. Dave & I have vowed to go back to this little big town and enjoy the Bed & Breakfast Hotels, the walking tours, the arts and some more caves. The town holds festivals and art shows and it's a photographers dream..... until then. One last parting pic.