The Beginning of our journey!
Along the Mississippi River near the Quad Cities: Dubuque area
Fall's colors are definitely not peeking near the Dubuque area.
I am finding that I am falling in love more and more with nature over the years.
I love this picture of the bird house with the Fall foliage behind it.
I also loved how the sun glistened on the water.
Add some fall colors to the trees, absolutely beautiful!
We continued on our journey heading towards the north. In Bellevue we found a state park were we could have a beautiful view from some bluffs. We both thought this would be a wonderful stop.
Our view as we drove into the State Park.
We both loved the trees, the colors, and the bluffs as we entered.
Inside the park, Todd noticed a Butterfly Garden and this was our first stop inside the State Park.
We definitely plan to go back next September according to the sign the Butterfly Garden
should be at it's peak of butterflies then.
On our way out we found a Cardinal
On to the bluff section of the park.
After the state park, we had to head home. The day was drawing near the end and we needed to get back home by 6 pm for the kick off to the Hawkeyes Football game. Okay, Todd had to get back.