Travel Blogs from Winona
... The river is so high that the entire area looked more like the delta at the other end. We stopped for lunch at the Lewis and Clark visitors center overlooking the Missouri River in Chamberlin, South Dakota. They had some really nice exhibits and the view was great. And it was back to listening to World Cup action on XM radio. The ...
... another. We expected the river to be really high according to what news reports have been saying, but it wasn't that bad at all. Downtown La Crosse is a big city (much bigger than Hartford) and lots to do. It also houses a huge brewery in the center of town called City Brewing which is the home of the worlds largest 6-pack. It was so cool to see and of course we got some pictures. Didn't get to sample any of the beer because we had Sandy with ...
... bluffs alongside the river. They have been molded into various shapes by wind and water. As we looked across to the place tour boat operators have been calling "Witches' Gulch" for the past century , we saw boats going up and down the wide river , loudspeakers blasting important points and made up stories about the natural wonder of the dells. The air smelled thick with pine . The overlook is 150 feet above the water and so makes a dramatic scene. ...
Our first night of real camping. We stayed on Goose island camp ground, which was next to the Missippi river. There had been a lot of recent rain so the river was up much higher than normal. Many camp sites were flooded out. It did rain while we were there but we did not let that dampen our fun.
We started our journey down the Great River Road with more impending storm warnings for the evening. The traffic was a little hectic getting out of the city but it didn't take long for the suburbs to open up into rolling hills and farmland. It soon changed again to dense woods with many small bluffs overlooking the river and eagles soaring above. The roads were mostly wide, smooth and quiet which ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool