After we left Lark Toys we continued along the road that runs alongside the Mississippi River.
I am not sure where these bluffs were…south of Winona Minnesota for sure, but I didn’t take a photo of the town sign.
This is the far one in the previous photo. I said “I wouldn’t want to live under that one…even if it was a beautiful house with a porch.”
This is the bridge at La Crosse Wisconsin, we crossed over to the Wisconsin side to follow the Mississippi River some more.
The fall colors were fading along the roadsides.
I almost missed taking a photo of this little town in Wisconsin. My husband had a Desoto station wagon a long time ago.
We were both surprised at the number of islands and strips of land that are in the river. What fun a young boy could have exploring! There are a number of locks and dams too, I wish we would have had time to stop and see how the locks worked.
As you can tell from the photos it was a dreary day…we hoped to make it to Dubuque Iowa but it got dark and we were tired so we found a motel in Prairie du Chien Wisconsin…and a nice park where we could go for a walk. The Motel didn’t have Wifi but a restaurant down the road did. The motel was nothing to write home about but they accepted dogs and it was reasonably clean. There was a yappy little dog next door but there was good lighting outside and an empty lot out back to walk Chance. The shower was hot and the TV got lots of channels so we watched some old Black and White movies.
We drove about 413 miles that day..far enough for one day.