Saturday Jeanne and I met our friends for lunch and then walked the beautiful Dubuque River Walk. Even though it was not a good time of the day for making photographs I always find something to capture images of when I am at the river.
Something you don’t see every day on the river. A barge configuration with a tug boat on both ends of the barge. I’m not sure what was going on but it was fun to watch.
Normally the edge of the river is full of ducks swimming and doing their thing. We must have caught them at their siesta time because none of them were in the water and a lot of them were sleeping.
I got in a 32 mile bike ride yesterday. It was hot but it really felt good to ride. I was down at the river on part of the ride and there were a few shore fishermen at the lock and dam and a couple of pleasure boats in the water but the river was void of traffic at least when I was there.
Finally I’ll leave you with this image of the venerable Spirit Of Dubuque. It is a nice sight-seeing excursion boat that goes out several times a day for cruises. It also has a dinner cruise and we have done that on occasion. It’s a fun way to see part of the river and learn some interesting facts about river navigation.
That’s it for today. No award winners here just some reflection of an enjoyable day at the river.
Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.
Happy Sunday! ~ 271
Fun day yesterday. Jeanne and I had some errands to run and then we stopped by the bird store to pick up some more feed. These guys are starting to get expensive. I may have to take on a second job just to afford them. 🙂
Yesterday afternoon we met at Eagle Point Park for a nice picnic to celebrate Ben’s birthday. Complete with yard games and all kinds of snacks. The only problem I saw was that Ben ended up doing all the grilling for his own birthday party. Yes it was hot and humid at the park but I have devised a way to take my little desk fan and some portable power with me and so I remained relatively comfortable until Angie and I got into a pretty competitive game of bean bag.
That and chasing the kids around the park proved to be a big heat generator. I have a friend that says Summer is God’s punishment for fat people. 🙂
I don’t personally subscribe to that but fat or skinny (and I’ve been both) I have always disliked the heat.
Funny thing as we were sitting talking, Nick (Ben’s younger brother) asked me what kind of birds I have been shooting and I told him as of right now mainly sparrows, finches, black birds, one cardinal and some grackles. Then he asked have you shot any blue jays and I said no, then as if on command a blue jay landed on the fence several feet behind us. He was highly back lite from the river so I didn’t get much of him other than his silhouette but I got a blue jay. 🙂
So we had a nice time at the park with our families and then got home around 9:00 p.m. It was still light out with the summer solstice taking place yesterday. it’s all down hill from now on until next year.
It was great to see the Spirit of Dubuque on the river again. According to the news reports it has been hung up in the Ice Harbor because of the high water levels and hasn’t been able to get out on the river. So apparently they got that solved because the river is still very high.
That’s it for today. I hope to get the grass cut today. My back yard is still pretty wet but we lost one of the dogs in the grass for about an hour last night. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful. Wear sunscreen.