Homegrown Sweetcorn

It is that time of year and I think this year’s crop is one of the best.


Clinton Showboat

The Clinton summer theatre troupe puts on musicals here at the Showboat, which is actually a paddlewheeler sitting on shore.  It is a nice summer evening adventure:


The leaves all fell off in one week


The backyard as seen from the deck above.


I am going to have to shovel this deck with a snow shovel.


But we can see the Mississippi River from our deck and living room again.

Autumn 2009 Market Days in Leclaire Iowa

Come visit our many fine merchants this weekend, and do some shopping and just hanging out:


Tugfest is coming

Hey, get in the groove….



MetLife blimp arrives for John Deere Classic

The Metlife blimp got here a couple of days early and it was such a beautiful day, the pilots must have said, “I will see enough golf, let’s head for the river.”  I took this shot from our boat late Sunday afternoon.


Check out the John Deere Classic, I bet the blimp will be there.


Millenium Park Chicago

I made a visit to Chicago for work and was high up in the old Prudential Building (used to be the first skyscraper in town), and now just a creaky building.  But I got some good pictures of the park, the skyline, Soldiers Field.  We could even see down to the Indiana shore.



The Adler Planetarium out on the end of the peninsula and the Shedd Aquarium, and the boat harbor.


Field Natural History Museum, Soldier Field and McCormick Place, plus Buckingham Fountain.

Well, it is about 170 miles east of pool 14, but does Lake Michigan count.