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The River

This is a view across the Mississippi River. The light-colored rectangular object on the far shore is a barge, tied up and waiting until the water goes down. 


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I’m visiting my parents in western Illinois, near the Mississippi River.  The heavy rains have caused extensive flooding throughout Iowa and in Illinois. Most of the counties in Iowa have been declared disaster areas. We drove a few miles to New Boston to see the river – it’s an amazing amount of water!! Luckily, most of the town is uphill far enough keep the houses safe. The water is high and moving fast. I’ll post some photos soon.

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Hello world!

This is a test, this is only a test. Do not evacuate the building.

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