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River Road Fall Color

One of the favorite fall color drive loops along the Minnesota-Wisconsin Great River Road stretches from Wabasha to Winona on both sides of the river. In the third week of October 2017 we started our […]

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Breitbach Tavern Balltown Iowa

Breitbach Country Tavern – Restaurant Review Billing itself as “. . . Iowa’s oldest food & drinking establishment” Breitbach’s was originally built in 1852 and has been run by six generations of the family since […]


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Historic Stillwater Minnesota

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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Mississippi River Steamboats

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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Effigy Mounds National Park

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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Winona Steamboat Days

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 […]