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Fall Color Effigy Mounds

November 1, 2014 roscoe 0

Effigy Mounds National Park – Fall Color Hikes Located on the Iowa side of the Upper Mississippi Great River Road, Effigy Mounds is a popular fall color attraction due to its mature mixed hardwood forest, […]

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Historic Stillwater Minnesota

December 4, 2013 roscoe 0

Historic River Towns – Stillwater, Minnesota With Jo’s sister Donna and husband Dan, this will be our fourth historic river town and historic hotel Thanksgiving weekend. Previously we have enjoyed Galena, Illinois and the DeSoto […]

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Fall Festival Great River Road

October 16, 2013 roscoe 0

McGregor Fall Arts and Crafts Festival Fall colors were starting to break out along the Mississippi River and a perfect weather forecast for the weekend encouraged Jo and I to head to McGregor, Iowa for […]

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St Croix Falls Interstate Park

January 21, 2013 roscoe 2

St Croix Falls Interstate Park – Fall Color Interstate Park, a cooperative effort of Wisconsin, Minnesota and the National Park Service, is located on the St. Croix Wild and National Scenic River which forms part […]

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Fall Trip to Marquette-McGregor Iowa

November 6, 2012 roscoe 2

Quaint Mississippi River Road Towns ARVY, our RV motor home, had not been driven in well over a month, the gas in its tank was getting old, and we needed to mix some fuel additive […]

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Scenic Fall Color Train Ride

October 24, 2012 roscoe 4

Friends of 261 Fall Train Ride The group of volunteers (members of the non-profit Railroading Heritage of Midwest Ameria), who support the Milwaukee Road Steam Locomotive #261 and classic railroading, operate a number of train […]

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Golf Course Reviews

Red Wing, Minnesota

September 24, 2012 roscoe 0

Golfing and Dining in Red Wing In September Jo and I spent some time in Red Wing. Earlier we had spent some time in Duluth to attend the Duluth KIA Drag Races & Car Show. […]

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Mississippi River Steamboats

July 5, 2012 Imogene 0

A Cultural Icon: The History of the Mississippi River Steamboat Imogen Reed, guest contributor Upper Mississippi River Festivals celebrating the Steamboat era Winona, MN  Steamboat Days Wabasha, MN Riverboat Days Red Wing, MN River City […]

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Traveling the Mississippi River Road

June 20, 2012 roscoe 0

See more articles on the Great River Road In mid-June Jo and I took our niece’s kids on a scenic drive on the Illinois and Iowa section of the Mississippi Great River Road from Galena, […]

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Effigy Mounds National Park

June 13, 2012 roscoe 0

Effigy Mounds – McGregor, Iowa Officially called Effigy Mounds National Monument, Effigy Mounds is located in the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River a few miles north of Marquette and McGregor, Iowa. Visiting the park is […]

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Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

August 7, 2011 roscoe 1

Visiting the Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium – Dubuque, Iowa It’s been a few years since Jo and I last visited the Dubuque Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. At that time we felt that the attraction […]

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Winona Steamboat Days

June 20, 2011 roscoe 1

Winona Steamboat Days – US Title Series Powerboat Races- 2011 On the way home from St. Paul where Jo attended the Minnesota Quilters annual show, we stopped by Winona, Minnesota to catch part of their […]

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La Crosse Boat and Outdoor Show

February 13, 2011 roscoe 0

February 12, 2011 LaCrosse, Wisconsin Great River Road Scenic Byway To break up the winter Jo and I took a drive up to La Crosse, Wisconsin to catch their Boat and Outdoor Show. We also […]

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Golf Course Reviews

Dubuque River Road Golf Courses

July 22, 2010 admin 0

In July 2010 we had a chance to visit and play three golf courses in the Dubuque, Iowa area: Bunker Hill, Lacoma, & The Meadows. My goal is to play all of the 18 hole […]