Tag Archives: Great River Road

Gettin’ My Fix

Hello!! I’ve missed you! Things in Serendipity-land have been fun and exciting, although sometimes keeping up with it feels a bit like trying to drink from a fire hose! It is time, however, to stop and catch up with my … Continue reading

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From Soupy to Shiny

Effigy Mounds National Monument is a fascinating and sacred place along the Upper Mississippi in a beautifully rugged region of northeast Iowa. The earthen mounds protected here by the National Park Service were built by prehistoric American Indian people between … Continue reading

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At precisely the perfect time, while up to my eyeballs in alligators during the Kickstarter campaign, Cathy Dondanville, a reader and a friend who I had not yet met, invited me to visit her home overlooking the Mississippi. Knowing that … Continue reading

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A Treat and a Story

A Treat First, here’s a splash of fall – a bit of calorie-free “eye candy,” (as someone commented on the Facebook page) as my thank you to you. This was taken at Pere Marquette State Park near Alton, Illinois. From … Continue reading

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Sleeping in Opulence: Roadtripping with a Raindrop Moment #10

Two things about this journey come together to keep me arriving in every new place as a blank slate. The first is that each day is so completely absorbing that it never allows time to look ahead to what is … Continue reading

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Tsunami on the Mississippi River? Roadtripping with a Raindrop Moment #9

I slept like the dead after my first jam-packed day in Memphis and I’m coming back to life slowly. The city below my hotel room window is still fast asleep, but I have an early date with the River and … Continue reading

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