Day Tripping Quad Cities to Leclaire

Here is another link from Big River Magazine, about day tripping from Moline, Davenport up to Le Claire Iowa.

http://www.big-river.com/highlights.html

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CNNMoney says we are one of the best places on the water

CNNMoney website recently released a list of the best and most affordable places to be near the water for boating.  And Bettendorf, Iowa, came in #10!  Our main house is currently in Bettendorf until we move.

http://archive.bettendorf.org/bettendorf-best-places-to-live.pdf

The article says the average home price for a place on the river is $400,000 here in Bettendorf.  Now Bettendorf proper does not really have that many homes right on the river, so I don’t know where they came up with that number.  But the greater Quad Cities certainly does, including our little cottage for 25% of that price.

Is the River Going Up?

Today the future does not look too bad.  The river is supposed to go up to 7 feet and then down just a bit.  That is out about 7 days.   We are going to start packing some boxes tomorrow, but we have to wonder if it is not all in vain.  Well, at least we will sort some stuff out.   A local reporter is doing his blog on the possibility of floods.  He is checking out the rivers upstream from our spot and the Quad Cities.  It would seem there is a lot of snow pack and ice near the tri state border (Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa), but it drops off further north.  Tomorrow it should be almost 50 degrees here.  Here is his blog:

http://www.qctimes.com/blogs/?cat=85

Slow melts are good.  It is a big river and can take a lot.