Today is Thursday and we haven't had an internet connection since Monday night when I was only able to post Sunday's activities and photos before I lost the connection. I've tried to take some good notes and photos for the past few days, but this may be somewhat vague and perhaps I may even get some locations wrong...but I'll do my best.
Monday, October 17, 2011
We woke up to 44 degrees outside and 57 degrees inside.....brrrrrrr!
Here's one of the Army Corps of Engineers' dredging boats. It looks like panning for gold, doesn't it? The water pours out and the sand sinks...
We made it to Burlington, IA about 10 AM on Monday and planned to cruise right through. But we found out that the railroad lift bridge was being worked on and wouldn't be opening until 7 pm. After some discussion, Joe decided that he and Phil could take down the mast and we would then be able to get under the closed bridge.
Okay, now we're good to go...oops, the Coast Guard said the river was closed and no one was going anywhere. =0/
Then we did some sightseeing. Burlington has many magnificent homes and a fascinating street called Snake Alley. The cobblestone street, which has beautiful landscaping and homes, winds back and forth with hairpin turns.
Here's how it looks from the top...
and here's how it looks from the bottom.
Though the day didn't play out the way we had planned, all three of us had a good time.