This posting will be more pictures and less talk.
I was in Davenport, Iowa today anxiously awaiting the Star Trek T.N.G event tonight. The afternoon was spent biking on a trail along the riverfront, mainly on the west side of the Mississippi. I will caption each picture with the details….
Riverfront bike trail… I started from the far right, rode to the island on the left, around, and back to the far right, taking a short lunch excursion to the Illinois side using a bridge near mile marker 5.
Starting from downtown Davenport near the Rhythm City casino is the skybridge… Note the observation deck.
The van from 5 stories up (zoomed in)… I wonder how many people noticed it… Oh well.
By this time I was hurting pretty badly. The sun was taking a toll and it was time to get back. I found Anytime Fitness and got in a good lifting workout. Dinner was a power salad at the grocery store salad bar. This trip is sure a departure from the “gorge-a-thons” during last year’s van outings.
Tonight the campground will be good old Walmart for the price of “free ninety-nine”… That’s my buddy’s urban slang for “gratis”.
On the agenda for Tuesday is another morning of bike riding on a different trail. Hopefully I can get it done earlier to avoid the sun.
The evening will be spent at a cool campground called “Buffalo Shores” where the camping spots in the front are connected to the shore of the mighty Mississippi. Nothin’ like beach front real estate, if only for a day. It looks like some great pictures will be taken. The place is spectacular… More about that later.
Now it’s off to the IMAX theater to watch the remastered Star Trek TNG episodes. I was delighted to see that the USS Riverside (a reproduction on the Enterprise) is parked in front of the theatre. It gives a geek like me goosebumps.
Take care and thank you for following the blog. As always, if there is something you would like covered or have explained in more depth, please let me know. That’s what it’s here for…
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