On The Way Home

by Karen on October 8, 2012

in Travel

A trip from our area of Arkansas to our daughters area of Wisconsin in actuality can be done in about 14 hours.  We took 4 1/2 days – yes we didn’t drive much each day – we were busy looking at things along the way.

Here we are in the Wisconsin campground just about ready to leave – just have to get those orange leveling blocks out from under the front tires and we will be on our way.  Look at those fall colors – they were turning each day of our 10 day visit.

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I lost track of how many times we criss-crossed the Mississippi river.  We went from WI to the very eastern edge of Iowa into Illinois at times the first day.

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Camped near Rock Island Illinois the first night.  We got there plenty early enough to do some sight seeing and stretch our legs.  Our first place of interest was a park called Credit Island.

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One of the unique things about this park is a small area where they have Victorian area sculptures sitting out in the grass.

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And there is this pretty walking/bicycle bridge that you can walk across and see the river.

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Such a clear day – just see the reflections in the water.

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At the campground there was a walking trail as well.  This photo didn’t come out clear but I liked it anyhow.

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Next morning we were off to our next stop about 3 or 4 hours down the road.

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Kathleen October 8, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Oh how lovely and so much fun. If I were to travel, that is the way I would like to do it. I am trying to talk my husband into getting a small (I’m assuming small) RV. I would love to know more about it and how you like it. I know some have a complete bathroom in them and are not that long in length. Look forward to hearing and seeing more of your trip.
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Marianne October 8, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Those sculptures look a bit like J. Seward Johnson’s lifesize sculptures based on the Renoir picnic painting. Could they have been?? I saw an exhibit of his sculptures once in Washington – you could go inside a variety of famous paintings. It was fun, but the critics called it “kitsch.” I liked it anyway!

I like a trip where you don’t drive for full days and actually get to see something, too!

Doreen October 8, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Lovely pics, but next time a ‘swing’ up through S.E. MN is a must!!! We could even just meet up with you somewhere in the area, hmmm? DH and I are thinking/kicking around the idea of getting an RV like your style and getting rid of the 5th wheel. Fun to dream!!!
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Sue October 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm

This sounds like it was a wonderful trip for you. I think ten days on the road in fall would be just wonderful! Great photos!
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Tim Latimer October 8, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I think they are based on A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Pierre Seurat
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Karen October 8, 2012 at 4:22 pm

yes Tim the sculptures are what you say – I just looked up another photo I had taken and sent a note to Marianne

glen I Louisiana October 8, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Great pics! Thanks for sharing them with me. glen
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