First let me express my deep gratitude and appreciation for all the wonderful support I’ve received over the last few days from dear friends and readers of this blog.
Jeanne said my post of this past Monday sounded so ominous that folks would think the worst. That was not my intention. If you’ve followed my blog for any time you are aware that I pretty much write what is on my mind. I’ve been having some health issues that I did not understand and always fearing the worst I wrote that blog just before my medical tests and doctor appointment.
The results of the test were not what I wanted to hear but far better than I was fearful of. Long story short I have to have surgery in a few weeks. In the whole scheme of things it is probably not considered major surgery, but it’s major to me. I’ve always enjoyed saying I have all my original parts and soon I won’t be able to say that anymore. The recovery time is about a week and full functionality in a month (lifting things.)
So enough about that. I will keep you posted if you’re interested. I took this week off as vacation just in case I needed to have surgery sooner than later.
Yesterday, I grabbed a camera and went down to the river. Even though the light was harsh and no clouds to speak of it felt really good to be making images again.
I was surprised to see this monster at the port of Dubuque. This is the America. A five-story river boat that cruises the mighty Mississippi River.
I simply could not resist capturing an image of the ubiquitous gull. I love to watch and photograph them. There were hundreds of ducks and gulls on the shore and floating in the river. Fun to watch them.
This is a massive vessel and carries about 185 passengers. From American’s website ~ Launched in 2016, America is one of the finest Mississippi paddlewheelers ever built, introducing features never before seen on the Mississippi. America embodies a casual ambiance and relaxed atmosphere while providing panoramic views of the passing scenery. With only 185 guests, fellow guests will quickly become new friends.
If you would like to see more about this boat and watch a short video about the accommodations click here.
Thank you again for your thoughtful comments.
Enjoy your day and be careful.