Rest and Recuperation September 21, zero miles

I wake up a little stiff and immediately decide to stay another night. After lots of lounging I take a walk to check on the boat and stretch out my back.

I also go to the Museum of Muscatine Industry. The Industry was buttons. Pearl buttons. They were made from mussel shells which once flourished along this stretch of river. A nice woman gave me a personal tour. I did not know any of this.

Back at the hotel for ice and rest. Then to the popular bar down the street for food and beer and a couple of minutes of live music.

I’m back in bed by 8:30 and I talk to my wife about maybe ending this thing if it doesn’t get better. If not maybe St Louis.

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Most towns have plaques or markers showing high water from flood of 1993
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What the hell is that thing
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A mussel this big could be 100 years old. They are all gone now. Pearl Button industry

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Alessandro
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The Mississippi right out the window

 

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It was inevitable. These two guys played ‘Proud Mary’ not Tina Turner but not bad.

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