This last weekend Rick and I jumped in the car for a trip to the little historic town of Galena Il.
Galena was fabulous but there is so much more to see along the way....
we must not omit the road trip that gets us there,
and all the things to see along the way!
Hwy. 52 near Canton Mn.... Amish country
These folks dont like to be photographed so I had to be sneaky
We followed this guy for quite some time, this was definitely a Wide Load
Just a bit south west of Decorah Iowa we breezed through the city of Calmar
but not without stopping to snap this photo
A mural of the old train depot.
Calmar, at ont time, was a major railroad hub of the
Milwaukee Road between Marquette and Mason City.
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It was getting to be about lunch time so the next town ahead was
the historic rivertown of Guttenburg. (population 1900)
Located next to the Mississippi river, half way between Decorah and Dubuque Iowa.
Another new town for us.
It's always a gamble when eating at a diner that you've never been to,
but we are always willing to give it a chance.
The Riverview Cafe proved to be a good choice!
Not only was the food amazing but the view was to die for.
We were seated by the window and this is what we got to see
Lock and Dam #10 (another eagle upper right by the top of the trees)
Main street Guttenburg, still looking like a town from yesteryear
Kuempel Hardware embellished this corner.
This is what I call.... "Curb appeal"!
More to come on our Galena weekend