My wonderful friends in Dubuque made sure I saw all that is precious to them. From the Mighty Mississippi to the 4th Street Elevator at Fenelon Place.

Highlights were many… including sitting and watching this HUGE barge go up the river and then gently pass through the opening in the railway bridge. We had dinner at the river’s edge in a restaurant which I would not recommend. Great venue!! (Terrible service and so-so food.)

Earlier in the day we had gone up – and down – the world’s shortest scenic railway, visited the magnificent Outside the Lines Gallery on the corner of 4th and Bluff – full of the work of local artists – made the most of the closing down sale at Pixie Stix – baby wear and toys – next door, and had a relaxing and satisfying lunch at All Things Sweet.

The previous day I had accompanied friend on her round of messages and shopping. This is a great way to meet the locals and get a feeling of the lifestyle.

Yeah!! Had a great time in Dubuque!