I headed into Iowa along the Great Mississippi River Road. Fields of Opportunities is the Iowa slogan posted on the state welcome sign. Unsure what that really means but since I have been to Iowa numerous times over my 53 years I knew one thing was certain…fields upon fields of corn and soybeans! Opportunities…well my hope was an opportunity to see a part of Iowa I have never seen before. I accomplished that as soon as I had crossed the boarder into the state.
I was now clean of the Whitewater State Park mud and back on the road heading towards Winona, Minnesota. This historic town is located along the banks of the Mississippi River and almost every canoe paddler in the world knows the canoes that have made this small town famous: Wenonah Canoes. I was excited to find what this town held for a canoe paddler like myself.
I am only on day three of my Great Mississippi River Road trip to St Louis. I made a planned detour off the Great River Road to the west, hopefully to end my fishing season with a trout at Whitewater State Park. I started of my fishing season this year with a catch of my first every rainbow trout. Landing one at the end of the season would just be a perfect way to end my season.
I really don’t try to be strange or to have strange things happen around me. I really don’t scare easy either. Although, the universe sometimes has other plans for me and thus the Hummm file continues.
To start the week of scary here at The Cedar Journal I promised that I would post our scary cemetery story on the week of Halloween. I now realize that a great deal of travel and other scary stuff has happened to me since then and so by the end of the week this may just seem like cool photos of a nice Scottish Cemetery.