The Great River Road….

Indy and Lucy, Le Claire, Iowa

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.

Pelican fishing on the Mississippi

A visit to Antique Archaeology, home of the tv show American Pickers, is always necessary if you are in the area.  Photo ops required.

Indy and Lucy, Le Claire, Iowa

We have yet to meet Mike, Frank or Danielle but it’s always fun to peek inside.

Antique Archaeology

Following the Mississippi River past Dubuque, we dropped in on the Field of Dreams movie site.

Field of Dreams

Of course, we had to run the bases.

Indy and Lucy, Field of Dreams

Mississippi, McGregor, Iowa

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.

Eagle View Motel, Guttenberg, Iowa

The Eagle View is a 14 room motel perched on the bluffs overlooking the river and run by Brian Street.

David, Guttenberg, Iowa

What a perfect place to relax and the views of the Mississippi….majestic!

Lucy. Eagle View Motel, Guttenberg, Iowa

Mississippi at Guttenberg, Iowa

Truly an Eagle’s View as we saw them riding the air currents over our heads.

Lucy, Eagle View, Guttenberg, Iowa

We had a marvelous time.  Bark at you later. ~ Indy and Lucy