How muddy is the Mississippi River?

As the river goes, we are pretty far north.  We took the boat out for a ride today, 30 miles up the river to Clinton, Iowa.  Outside of Camanche, Iowa, I decided to fill up an empty water bottle with river water to show you what it looks like.  Kim is holding the bottle and driving at the same time.   The water was a bit clearer last year, must still be churned up from the flood.  Bet you did not think it looks like this.

The flood is over, ready for the summer

We are back up and running.  I took these pictures a few nights ago as we got the fire started on the river bank.  FEMA left us a brochure, but we don’t need it, thank heavens.

The sunset was pretty too.

We can start to enjoy the river, but it seems like the summer is aleady half over!