Two weeks had passed by while I had spent some time with each of my adult sons, first in St Louis with the oldest and his wife and then in Georgia with my youngest.
The original plan was to explore the river all the way down the western side to St Louis but when I got detoured in Davenport that plan quickly went out the window. I had also planned to go straight to Minnesota by passing the river on my return trip as I headed to a volunteer work project in Northern Minnesota. I headed back towards the Mississippi River Road on highway 61 North of St Louis. I had one day to pick up the portion of the missed route and get to my B&B in Cedar Rapids, IA.