Princeton, IA I am grateful for the opportunity Andy and Liz have provided me. I slept in a bed and even slept in. By 8:00, the sun is usually heating my tent up. I slept till 11:00 simply because I knew I could. That, and my foot needed a break. It did not throb as
I woke up this morning to see a tequila sunrise over the river. It slid through some clouds as it lit up the river. I snapped a quick shot of it as I wanted to make sure I had a image to remember it. I fell back asleep for a bit as I heard Tom
I woke up on the beach ready to go. I broke my tent down and loaded my boat. After everything was packed up, I decided to make a meal before I started to go at a long day. I ate up while talking to the grandmother. She was 76 and still had a wild young
I woke early this morning to a small rainstorm. I reached out my tent and pulled my rain fly back down. I was simply smiling and feeling grateful for being able to live in the great outdoors. It made me smile on the inside. A little bit later, I heard someone call out my name
Prairie Du Chien to just above Lock #10 I left Prairie Du Chien this morning feeling a little tired. It was overcast with some weather coming my way this afternoon. I took off under a few bridges and some train tracks before heading towards the main channel. There was not too much boat traffic due
Praire Du Chien I woke up this morning rested and ready to go. I planned to spend the morning photographing the town and some of the people. I took off to get breakfast first. I stopped into Simply. Simply is an upscale looking cafe/coffee house. I ordered a big breakfast sandwich as I planned to
Lansing, IA to Prairie Du Chien, WI I woke up well rested at Llyod and Betty’s place. I am so glad I had the opportunity to have a bed to sleep in after the previous night. I got up and said “hi” to both of them. Lloyd invited me to come sit in their viewing
After a night to remember, I laid there as another train past at my head. I realized I was about 5 steps from the tracks. This will be as close to a set of train tracks I will want to sleep next to… ever. I packed up my tarp, stretched and jumped in the boat.
Great River Bluffs State Park to a few miles before the Iowa border. I woke up at 5am by chance and caught an amazing sunrise. The colors were so rich and long lasting. I snapped a picture and fell back asleep. I would sleep till around 7:30. I woke up to find that the people
Winona, MN to Great River Bluffs State Park I woke up to a triple play breakfast. Eggs, bacon, and toast is always a great way to start a day. I packed up my tent after breakfast and loaded my boat back into the water. It was up on the dike for my time in Winona.