Busy day started with a stop at the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. It seems that I missed much of the gardens, but the trees, shrubs and various decorations were enjoyable to view along the way.
Back uptown, I found the Shot Tower a little bit off the beaten path. The building’s original purpose was literally to make shot during the 1800’s.
Going back across town, I found the Mathias Ham House. It was closed, so I got a few pictures before heading back towards the river.
I eventually ended up at the Mississippi River Museum. I still didn’t go inside, however, but I did take a few pictures of the riverboat paddles that graced the exterior. Then, I walked along the river bank a short distance just because.
Grabbed some lunch and finally headed back to home base. Traffic was definitely getting heavy and, unfortunately, there was a pretty bad car accident on the other side of the highway outside of Cedar Rapids. Still, the ride was otherwise uneventful, and I am thankful back in town, along with RB and Trek Bear. Now, I’ve got to get ready for work in the morning.