We traveled a route I’d never taken before, and part of it was on the Great River Road. It was pretty incredible and included lots of curvy roads and hills that pass for mountains here. I plan to retrace this route come spring/summer; I think it will be very beautiful then.
Considering the leaves were off the trees and a lot of the grass had turned brown, it was still pretty. At a roadside park somewhere in Iowa, we pulled over so Suki could pee and I took this photo. The tower was apparently built for birds. Yeah, birds. Great sky though, don’t you think?
In a town named Rickardsville, we drove on top of the world, with the hills falling off on both sides. On the way south, I didn’t stop. I just gawked while trying to stay on the road. On the way back, despite horrific cold winds and freezing temps, I parked and stepped out to take photos. This first one is the view to the west. It’s a panorama of three photos, processed and cropped for the blog. The original is HUGE. Click to see it enlarged.
This second photo from that area was a two-shot pano. Again, it was cropped.
This spot was unbelievably breathtaking. If it hadn’t been so damn cold, I’d have taken many more photos.
Friday, more pictures from the trip!