After heading back north to cross the river, we started down the Iowa side of the Mississippi.
Our first stop was at Pikes Peak State Park. The overlook here is always so pretty. This is the point where the Wisconsin River dumps into the Mississippi. Water is high right now so it was harder to see the flow pattern.
We moved on south to a quaint little river town, Guttenburg, Iowa. Our hotel for the night was called The Landing. What a nice place! [Thanks Nancy for the recommendation!]
The Landing was originally built as a warehouse & later became a pearl button factory before renovations for the hotel.
I loved the old limestone walls inside and out.
We ordered out pizza from Joe’s Pizza just down the street and enjoyed supper on the hotel deck overlooking the river. It was a beautiful night to be dining al fresco and no bugs either!
We didn’t see as much barge traffic as usual which I’m guessing again was due to the high water.
I walked out on the deck the next morning before we left to watch the sunrise. Stunning! The colors of the sky changed by the minute.
As we were leaving Guttenberg, the hill across the highway was bright with color.