We had a wonderful long weekend just riding and relaxing with no real plan or agenda. I enjoyed it so as much of my "real" life is very scheduled. It was great to throw it to the wind and do whatever.
We camped at Mississippi Palisades State Park over by the river. We had a great site back in a corner with no immediate neighbors. Of course, that meant that the mosquitoes didn't have as many people to feast on. Let's just say they should have their stockpile of blood for the winter now. scratchy, scratchy! They even bit me through my tennis shoes! Nasty little blood suckers!
Most of our riding, however, was done across the river in Iowa which unfortunately meant we had to cross my least favorite bridge in the whole world.
As luck would have it, they're beginning construction so we got stopped on the it every time we crossed.
This bridge is made of steel grates (that they are replacing) which pulls the motorcycle every which way as you drive over it, plus it's very narrow, plus as we sat there STOPPED and cars from the other direction passed us, you could feel the darn thing flex. The only thing that would have enhanced the experience even more would have been to meet a semi. God is good!
The view from the bridge is beautiful but I much prefer...
the riverbank instead.