Archive for November, 2013

BNSF

November 14, 2013  |  Vacation  |  2 Comments

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Rolled right on by Heading North as we got to the overlook on the Mississippi!

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Fulton IL.

November 8, 2013  |  Vacation  |  1 Comment

Fulton Illinois, I think we have entered dutch country…

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Ducks

November 7, 2013  |  Vacation  |  Comments Off on Ducks

There were a few birds on the Jetty, Mostly ducks, but some pelicans and cormorants hanging out in the current looking for a meal..

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Jetty

November 6, 2013  |  Vacation  |  Comments Off on Jetty

We walked out onto a long..maybe 1/4 of a mile Jetty.. folks were fishing and there was a massive lily pond on the upstream side..The guy below pulled out a pretty good size carp right in front of us..

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Visitors center

November 5, 2013  |  Vacation  |  Comments Off on Visitors center

In Nauvoo, the Visitors center had some religious overtones… Just a bit..

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Nauvoo IL

November 4, 2013  |  Vacation  |  Comments Off on Nauvoo IL

So I kinda debated on the title for this post.. we have the fine City of Nauvoo and it is really nice.. well kept. We took the tour of the surrounding area and this is a Mormon town and discusses how the Mormons were persecuted here and began the trek to a new home, subsequently in Utah. I thought the title of the post might be revisionist history as the tale told of the Mormon plight was, shall we say, ” Adjusted ” from most other historical accounts of the area… something for you all to look up and decide..

anyway.. nice town..

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Side Trail

November 1, 2013  |  Vacation  |  Comments Off on Side Trail

With the Dogs on a long Road Trip you have to take a lot of Side Trips.. here we see a totally unnamed 2 track that runs from the secondary road we were on to the Mighty Mississippi.. great spot for the dogs to hop some logs and stretch their legs..

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