Silly waves - family tradition
( The silly waves are to keep us from crying when we leave; doesn't always work)
We decided to take a scenic route home.
And this way, we see country we have never seen before!
I love willow trees!
I'd rather keep my eye out for a "falling rock" than a "fallen rock"!
Al pulled off on a boat ramp access road so we could get up close.
We asked where a good spot would be to see the river.
She directed us across the river to the Iowa side to Pike's Peak.
Pike's Peak? In Iowa?
Pink elephants - who knew.
4 miles south of Marquette, there is a turn off to drive up Pike's Peak for a good view of the Mississippi River. This Pike's Peak is not near as tall as the one in Colorado, of course, but still the view is impressive! Yes, discovered by the same Zebulon Pike!
As we traveled on, we passed 3 ambulances blocking a farm road. Looked on-line the next day (Oct. 10) to see if I could find something, but couldn't.
Cute town of Strawberry Point.
Picked up 35 to head south.
It was clouding up as we drove into Kansas.
Even with the sight seeing, we were able to make it home in 13 1/2 hours. We felt that was really not bad at all! And what a fun adventure!