The Ice Harbor in Dubuque ended up being home for 2 nights. The 2nd day we enjoyed walking around town and admiring the great architecture and took in the Art Museum which features art only by Iowans. Beautiful day – the shorts made a come-back.
We cruised to a new restaurant/bar just north of Lock 12 near Bellevue IA called ‘Off Shore’. They have the most amazing panoramic view of the whole river valley. We stayed on their beach overnight amid many jumping fish – Asian Carp possibly? We woke to a beautiful foggy morning on Jim’s 58th birthday.
We went through Lock 12 and cruised to Savannah IL to the most beautiful beach yet. We saw the paddle wheeler ‘Twilight’ again. The first time we encountered it was back in ’93 with the kids. We heard before we saw it, sounding magical like a music box coming out of nowhere. This area holds special memories for us. We celebrated Jim’s birthday on the beach with steak dinner, wine & beer, a fire, full moon and our ‘stereo in a bag’.
We are currently at the Island City Harbor marina in Sabula IA, doing laundry & updating the blog. Got to go switch loads. We will be heading out shortly to a newly created beach about a mile south of here. All’s well with us – hope all’s well with you!