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Road Fotos 2021 E

Still not back along the sixth boro . . . and so here are more photos from along the road . . .  Some murals are faded and others recently applied.  The one below must require some local knowledge to explain the juxtaposition of agriculture and defense. Others make sense as reminders of a journey […]

Road Fotos 2021 D

I had to leave the Missouri way too early, and will return as soon as possible.  For my last set from the roads of eastern Nebraska, let’s start with friendly boaters zipping downstream.  Barges loaded with Iowa and Nebraska grain head south for the lower Mississippi and export. Note the red floats on either side, […]

Road Fotos 2021 C

My goal was familiarization, not veni vidi vici, or exploration of the 2300+ miles of river crossing parts of seven states, beginning in SW Montana. Barge traffic is possible there now because of the work of the USACE.  More on that in a later post. Here was my top-priority destination:  the current northernmost aka upriver […]

Road Fotos 2021 B

Again . .  greatly abridged . . . it took the two-lane most of the way across Iowa–included a fuel stop in Pella— from the Mississippi to the Missouri, although from Des Moines westward, I did take I-80, where a fleet of windmill parts was parked in a long rest area.    I got back […]

Road Fotos 2021 A

Road Fotos never tell the whole story, but enjoy these fleeting sights from the Mississippi Valley . . . like an excursion boat called Tom Sawyer,  or one called Mark Twain . . .. Some towns have statues of obscure favored and maybe local folks . . . but no such unknowns are raised onto […]

Road Fotos 49

It’s been two years since my last “road fotos” post, and it was great to go out exploring without a fixed destination, i.e., gallivanting,  other than a late afternoon rendezvous on the other side of the Hudson.  Seeing traces of the D & H Canal, i.e., New York’s Coal Canal, was the general goal, but […]

Road Fotos 48

Road trips sometimes include portions on water.  That’s the way this post begins.  First, let’s boat up the Saguenay.  On the north side, we pass Hotel Tadoussac and to its right, the 1747 chapel, Canada’s oldest wooden church. Around the point is the Tadoussac ferry rack.  I could do more boat posts from this trip…. […]

Road Fotos 47

These days, seeing a spout could mark this as Lower NY Bay portion of the sixth boro, but in fact, I’m pretty far afield, and that’s what roads are for whether they be terrestrial or watery.  The land in the distance here are the right bank of the Saint Lawrence, and those whales are likely […]

Road Fotos 46

I heard it long before it emerged from the morning fog at Saint-Siméon.  I was on the north shore waiting t catch the boat to the south, Rivière-du-Loup. Canadians must have a surplus of !!! available for their signage, but seeing this made me walk away from the immediate area. Some of you can likely […]

Road Fotos 45

When you’re on the road, I know you miss some things entirely.  Other things, you catch parts of.  If you have time and imagination, you sometimes figure out how to see more. Like this scene over the trees, A half mile walk showed this, an 1836 windmill with cloth on the blades to help it […]