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McGregor, Iowa

McGregor, Iowa.
McGregor, Iowa (northern Iowa, let me tell ya a story here, if you will please listen, my chiropractor was curious where we had been on our travel and I said this town's name and he said oh yeah, that he went to college in Iowa, I had to giggle, we both did laugh. I am terrible with direction, like North, South, East or West ... i just get where the states are ...but knowing how to hold a map, oh well ...it's all good. We all need a laugh, right??!) is right across the river from Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. The closet little area for us to grab lunch while staying at Pikes Peak State Park. Such a fun town. Our favorite restaurant of the trip ...would totally recommend it to ya if you are in that area ... check out "The Old Man River Restaurant and Brewery", 123 A St. McGregor, Iowa, 52157. (563) 873-2002. Their pizza (we tried 2 different ones, we were there with about 7 people total) and a side salad. Our friends got a peanut butter beer ...they en…

Motor Mill, Elkader, Iowa

Motor Mill, Elkader, IA. 52043
Let's see that mill ...I wonder why folks don't get the history behind these amazing pieces of architecture. I know we have moved forward in technology ...but come on folks these places need to be preserved. Take care of and remembered. I wonder why so many folks of a younger age don't think about where we have come from and know it is meant to be honored and preserved. I wish I could come up with a better word than "preserved" but that is what keeps popping into my mind at the moment of typing up this post. Think of men (I don't believe the ladies did this work, but if they did ... THANK YOU!) did most of the work and it is just amazing. Such history. Thanks, for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take Care. Beth ( ;

Motor Mill Bridge, Elkader, Iowa

Motor Mill Bridge, Elkader, IA. 52043
Hey There!! You can see this bridge and grist mill ...all in a pretty quick walk ...so see the view. A quiet area when we were there. If you care to see the history, please look it up, The bridge has been redone several times, do to loss of it when the area did flood back in the early 2000's. Flooding apparently really does affect this area it seems??! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week. Take Care!!! Beth ( :

Hiking at Pikes Peak

Hiking at Pikes Peak State Park, Iowa 
I can still feel the burn ...that back of your leg muscle ...whatever that one is... gets me every time coming up up and down steep steps. OUCH!! But it was fun being outdoors getting exercise. Great views. Not to hot yet, but I bet it gets hot in the summer??! Those pathways were interesting to see ...they were moving and grooving. I guess that is normal, but sure feel weird under your feet ...you think are these things going to hold up? With all the recent rain and such ...will I keep my balance, slipping abilities or what?? Never had an issue with heights as a kid, but I feel it a bit as an adult. I won't let it keep me from stuff, but I can sense it ...you deal, next!! lol!! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are well. Take Care!!! Beth