We left from Guttenberg on September 14 and are headed to Stillwater, MN, on the St. Croix River.
The trees are already showing some color!
|Jonathan Erickson near McGregor, IA|
Our first day of travel included 2 locks and about 82 miles, to La Crosse, WI. We stayed at the Pettibone Boat Club and enjoyed dinner at their excellent restaurant. We even met some Gold Loopers on their way south.
|Near Marquette, Iowa|
|Saw LOTS of these.|
|This Nativity scene is perched high on a Wisconsin bluff.|
|Waiting for Lock 7 with Brooke McKenzie near La Crescent, MN|
|Waiting for Lock 6 at Trempealeau, WI.|
The museum itself is impressive! Their focus is on art inspired by water. In addition to the traveling Mississippi River exhibit, their permanent collection includes works by Renoir, Picasso, Manet, Monet, Degas, Whistler, and many other well-known artists. My photograph, however, was not in the same gallery as those! It was fun to see it hanging in a museum. We perused the entire facility and then decided to call a taxi or Uber. As luck would have it, both are non-existent here. Another couple was leaving at the same time, and after hearing us brace ourselves for the long, hot walk back to the marina, they loaded us into their open Jeep and drove us back to our boat! After all the kindness we encountered here, I guess I will have to stop telling Minnesota jokes!