Snow before and after

View from our backyard:

Go Fish Restaurant, Princeton Iowa

A fun place right on the Mississippi River in Princeton, Iowa.  The top floor has a large outdoor patio with tiki bar.  It is a bit cozier in the winter inside. But outside on the patio, they do run outdoor heaters when the temperature takes a chill.

Nice view of the river and decent food.  Mostly just grill food, but they have a special every night.  They have bands on some weekends too.  Beer, too.

From the bottom picture, you can see the start of the Princeton backwaters and Princeton Beach.  This is looking north.

Symphony of Lights: Clinton, Iowa

This evening we drove up to the north end of Pool 14 to view the Symphony of Lights display at Eagle Point Park in Clinton, Iowa.  The Jaycees put on a display through a mile drive through a lovely park overlooking the River. 

Check out this link to see more photos and information:

http://www.symphonyoflights.org/park_pix.html

Take a virtual tour:

http://www.symphonyoflights.org/tour.html

We also stopped at Rastrelli’s restaurant in the Lyons section of Clinton:

http://www.rastrellis.com/index.html

Very good food.

Full moon over Mississippi River

Full moon, clear, cool night.  I took this from our back deck this evening:

Which side of the bridge did you drive on today?

The I-80 bridge did some switch overs today.  IDOT rerouted part of the traffic to the newly paved westbound approach.  I know, I drove over it coming home from work.

http://www.qctimes.com/news/local/article_f3af4266-9160-11de-8820-001cc4c002e0.html

Waving down by the River in Leclaire

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Here is a happy fellow showing off his civic pride, well, I mean the guy waving, not the one on the bench.

The Twilight, LeClaire to Dubuque

This boat makes a day trip to Dubuque, stays overnight and comes back to Leclaire.  Here is a view from the Mississippi River.

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Interesting houses on Canal Shore Le Claire

Here is an interesting one.  Through the grapevine I have heard it has been owned by one family for a long time, and the most current owners have rehabbed it.  Based on the outside, they did a really nice job.  I have also heard it was part of the Underground Railroad.

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Mississippi River I-80 bridge from below

Here is what this bridge looks like from the ground on the Iowa side:

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Snow Again!!!

It could have been worse, only a couple of inches and melting fast.

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