Jesse’s Trip Pictures

Jesse Dashboard
He’s got the best seat in the house…

Hello and welcome to the blog!  Jesse and I just came back from a couple days spent fishing, visiting a cool tractor museum and enjoying the outdoors.  We had a blast and both of us had a lot of time to play.  I’m working on a post about the tractor museum but in the meantime, I thought Jesse could share his pictures.

Here are some photos of our visit to the “driftless area” in Winneshiek, Allamakee, and Clayton Counties.  The jagged line is the Mississippi River bordering Iowa from Wisconsin and Illinois.  To the north of Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties is Minnesota.  This morning we fished a mile south of Minnesota near the line separating the two counties.

Iowa Map of NE Counties
These counties are in what is called the “Driftless Area”
meaning they were not covered by the last ice age.  The water
flowing through the area carved deep bluffs, leaving behind
pristine streams and breathtaking scenery.



Chilling at the campground in Decorah (Winneshek County) and watching the river


Jesse Van Bed
He is tired from many miles of driving and much time playing outside.
Jesse Postville Bench
Here he is resting at the park in Postville, Iowa.  Above Jesse numerous black birds
gathered in the trees chanting jeers… but he looks pretty content.


Jesse Meyers Lake
We were checking out Lake Meyer in Winneshiek County.  It looks
like a great place to camp and lake fish.  Jesse really liked this place.

Jesse and I were pretty wiped out after fishing.  It was a fun time for the two drifters to visit the driftless area.  With warm weather moving in, it’s not likely he will be camping on any long trips with me this summer.  But the cool weather was welcome and the little guy seemed to enjoy himself the last couple of days… as did I!

Stay tuned for more pictures from this interesting area.  Did you know the first gas powered tractor was born in Iowa in 1892?  More about that history on the next post.  Take care!

Brad, Jesse James, and Jennifer
Jones County, Iowa

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3 Responses to Jesse’s Trip Pictures

  1. JO says:

    Glad Jesse had such a wonderful time and why not it all looks so good

  2. Coweta Dan says:

    Great trip report.

  3. Bob in LA says:

    When I was in college I dreamed of working as a reporter for the Dubuque Telegraph Herald. My college J-school subscribed to that ground-breaking print paper. But it was in 1962. Things change.