Bill Eaker 1922
 
I'm an elementary tech teacher with a passion for the outdoors. I'm not a world traveler, but I do the best I can with what I have around me. There are wonderful things to see even in our own backyards!
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Lionstone Brewing Company, Geneseo, IllinoisLionstone Brewing CompanyGeneseo, IllinoisLionstone Brewery opened up tonight! Food and beer is amazing! I recommended the Savage IPA! Walked into the the bathroom and found an interesting...Credit Island, Davenport, IowaCredit IslandDavenport, IowaAn unimpressive view of Credit Island from the north. Kayaking in this area is quite urban, but as you get down past Credit Island, the wilderness...Credit Island, Davenport, IowaCredit IslandDavenport, IowaAnother sun-bathing beauty:)Credit Island, Davenport, IowaCredit IslandDavenport, IowaWhile kayaking the Mississippi, I spotted several turkey vultures drying off their wings from the morning rain.Credit Island, Davenport, IowaCredit IslandDavenport, IowaThis is a swinging railroad bridge that crosses the Mississippi allowing barges to pass.Credit Island, Davenport, IowaCredit IslandDavenport, IowaJust off of Credit Island paddling up-stream, the Mississippi River offers an urban/suburban experience on the water. Other than water sports, this...Wildcat Den State Park, Muscatine County, IowaWildcat Den State ParkMuscatine County, IowaThis is an original millstone used at the Pine Creek Grist Mill. Millstones were used in pairs, one on top, the other on the bottom. A scissor...Wildcat Den State Park, Muscatine County, IowaWildcat Den State ParkMuscatine County, IowaAnother rustic window on the Pine Creek Grist Mill at Wildcat Den State Park.Wildcat Den State Park, Muscatine County, IowaWildcat Den State ParkMuscatine County, IowaOne of the attractive, rustic windows on the Pine Creek Grist Mill at Wildcat Den State Park.Wildcat Den State Park, Muscatine County, IowaWildcat Den State ParkMuscatine County, IowaThis is the Pine Creek Grist Mill that was built in 1848 by Benjamin Nye, one of Muscatine, Iowa's first settlers. The mill is in amazing shape and...Bellevue State Park, Bellevue, IowaBellevue State ParkBellevue, IowaA gorgeous Beautiful Wood Nymph Caterpillar - Eudryas grata. This is one of many species of insects found at Bellevue State Park in Bellevue, Iowa....Bellevue State Park, Bellevue, IowaBellevue State ParkBellevue, IowaThis is the scenic view from the northern bluff of Bellevue State Park in Bellevue, Iowa.Bellevue State Park, Bellevue, IowaBellevue State ParkBellevue, IowaThis is the view from the top of the south loop of Bellevue State Park in Bellevue, Iowa. A very nice park with a variety of trails and...Tiskilwa, IllinoisTiskilwaIllinoisOn the last leg of the tour halfway between Tiskilwa and the ending at Bureau Junction. This was a nice overnight two day ride that was very...Wyanet, IllinoisWyanetIllinoisThis is the old Lock Keeper's House just outside of Wyanet. It is in shambles and has been broken into. I imagine this structure will not be there...Tiskilwa, IllinoisTiskilwaIllinoisUpper spillway of Lock 9 outside of Tiskilwa, IL.Tiskilwa, IllinoisTiskilwaIllinoisOriginal lock doors of Lock 9 of the Hennepin Canal just outside of Tiskilwa, IL. These doors are no longer operable, but show a nice piece of...Wyanet, IllinoisWyanetIllinoisAn original (non-working) drawbridge constructed in 1904 by the Pittsburg Steel Construction company. This bridge is in excellent shape and it...Hennepin Canal Campground - Wyanet, IL, Bureau County, IllinoisHennepin Canal Campground - Wyanet, ILBureau County, IllinoisWhile bikepacking the eastern half of the Hennepin Canal, there is a nice little campground just outside of Wyanet, IL. No running water, but there...Oregon, IllinoisOregonIllinoisThis decent sized orb weaver was found on the northern trails of Castle Rock State Park along the Rock River.
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