As the sun rose on Dubuque, we set out to explore the Mississippi river towns of Galena and Guttenburg, one in IL and the other in Iowa.  First stop: Galena, IL.

Galena, IL

It a quaint town with a narrow main street lined with shops of all kinds.  It reminds me of Eureka Springs, AR without the steep hills.  This is the real reason for our visit, however.

Grant's home

The home/museum of the 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S Grant.  We went on to follow the Great River Road north to Guttenburg, IA which we didn’t see yesterday because of the missed turn in Prairie du Chien.

Mississippi barges at Guttenburg, Iowa

We had a picnic on the banks and watched the barges ferry their goods up and down the river.

Guttenburg on the Mississippi

We are tired pups tonight.  See ya tomorrow. ~ Indy and Lucy


Mississippi barges

Mississippi barges