Mississippi River

(Fairport IA)
For many miles I drove along the Mississippi River on a scenic road closest to the flow. However, it wasn’t visible through the dense forest and wetlands. Just north of Muscatine, I found a camp right by the great river.

Mississippi River

Mississippi River & Barge

It was nice to be in a park with electric again, in order to run the air conditioner, as it was hot and humid. Barge traffic on ‘the big muddy’ floated slowly past the campground.

Mississippi River

The Tug Joyce Hale

Pine Creek Grist Mill

Pine Creek Mill

Most campers there were locals escaping the city, and doing some fishing. While I was marking time before visiting a camping friend further north. On my way out, I stopped to see the nearby Pine Creek Lumber & Grist Mill.

Camp: COE-Shady Creek CG electric
Scene: River, barge, mill

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4 Responses to Mississippi River

  1. Martha August 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

    I always loved watching the barges, mostly on the Ohio river but also on the Mississippi.

    • Pleinguy August 28, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

      For some reason they are fascinating. It was a short stay; so, I didn’t see many.

  2. Bradford Harris August 28, 2016 at 7:37 pm #

    Fairport is a nice campground. I’ve stayed there many times with both of my cats. You can’t beat the view. During off season it’s really cheap, too. I’m glad you were able to run the A/C. It was pretty muggy when you were in Iowa. (It still is!)

    • Pleinguy August 28, 2016 at 8:31 pm #

      It was good to see the barges on the big river. Having spent so much time in the dry southwest, I’m finding the humidity hard to bear.

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