On the last leg of our journey, we followed the Great River Road and crossed to Wisconsin at McGreger, Iowa.
We cut across Wisconsin on Highway 131 and headed up to Tomah to see our friends Deb Strozewski and Connie Radke. We stayed at another family operated inn in Tomah called the Lark Inn. It was a lovely place with a doggie swing.
Deb picked Mom and Dad up and took them to the Hawk High Dairy, Connie’s farm.
After an interesting tour of the dairy given by Connie’s daughter, lunch was served at Connie’s. Mom said it was a delightful time. The next day we continued to our final destination: Fish Creek, our home for the next week. Woof! ~ Indy and Lucy
Welcome back to the Blue Horse.
The Great River Road….
We stopped at the lock and dam outside of Le Claire, Iowa to see if we could spot an eagle. None were flying but we enjoyed watching the pelicans float down the river fishing and then flying back up to do it again.
A visit to Antique Archaeology, home of the tv show American Pickers, is always necessary if you are in the area. Photo ops required.
We have yet to meet Mike, Frank or Danielle but it’s always fun to peek inside.
Following the Mississippi River past Dubuque, we dropped in on the Field of Dreams movie site.
Of course, we had to run the bases.
We then headed for one of our favorite towns, Guttenberg, Iowa. It is a charming place that takes its name from the inventor of movable type, Johannes Gutenberg and is located along the limestone bluffs of Northeast Iowa. The riverfront limestone buildings were built by German immigrants in mid to late 19th century when the town was sizable and nearly all German. Our pit stop for the night was The Eagle View Motel.
The Eagle View is a 14 room motel perched on the bluffs overlooking the river and run by Brian Street.
What a perfect place to relax and the views of the Mississippi….majestic!
Truly an Eagle’s View as we saw them riding the air currents over our heads.
We had a marvelous time. Bark at you later. ~ Indy and Lucy
However, the long cut is our favorite. We do love the two lanes. For this trip, Dad made us some window shields out of plastic pallet dividers to keep the sun out. Mom said it was time to retire the maps.
We spent the morning dodging storms so we didn’t take as scenic a route to head north as previously planned.
Baxter Springs, Kansas is one of our favorite Route 66 towns.
We stopped in Cameron, Missouri for dinner before reaching Des Moines, Iowa, our first overnight. That’s a 9 hour day on the road. We are excellent travel dogs, Mom said. Bark at you tomorrow. ~ Indy and Lucy
Lucy first used a leash. ~ Indy and Lucy
The week started out with Brother getting blue ball stuck in his mouth which goes to show most accidents happen in the home. Remember the cardboard in the teeth? Geez.
The weather has been rather glorious this week. We have enjoyed playing in the yard
and catching some rays.
I had to go for my annuals on Friday and I helped Dr. Pokey out by giving my stool sample right there on the exam table. I think Dad was embarrassed; I couldn’t see what he was texting Mom. Brother found it very amusing though and blabbed it to everyone.
He’s like that. Anyway the visit went well. I might be a pound overweight and I need to have my teeth cleaned even though Dad brushes them all the time. The Dr said it is very hard to reach those back ones. We have a busy week ahead. Bark at you later. ~ Lucy
Door County, it’s almost time again. ~ Indy and Lucy
Yesterday we were playing in the yard. Brother grabbed his blue ball and this happened.
It’s hard to tell because he is pawing at it but the blue ball is stuck in his mouth. Good Grief, what will he do next. I heard Mom say that it’s going in the trash. (Photo by Dad). Arooo ~ Lucy
We have had plenty of April showers lately. In Oklahoma, that usually means thunderstorms. Storms always leave a mess from the pine tree especially if there is any wind; I help with pick up.
On Saturday it rained all day.
Mom had to shoo us off the porch between downpours to do our business.
Today the sun is out and I’m off to the spa. Bark at you later. ~ Lucy
I touched your ball…BOL ~ Indy