The first of a few images from my meanderings around Illinois River. This is the bridge that crosses the river in Marseilles, IL.
Taken back in June of last year when we were having record rains. These locks are located at Marseilles, IL. A series of 8 locks enable shipping between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River.
In other news, decided to change up the theme of the blog. Would appreciate any feedback, or, if you have any WordPress themes you would like to recommend…
Also, in case you might be wondering, ‘rutakintome’ is pronounced “are you takin’ to me.” What can I say? I am a New Yorker and Robert DeNiro fan.
You can read about the Illinois Waterway here. This is the lock and dam in Marseilles, IL. The recent rains that resulted in flood conditions made the river a loud, violent presence at this location.
…..the meeting of the fishermen….
….old canal locks….
…….my Trek on a bridge…
We are having a very cold and snowy winter in the Midwest, but my youngest son and I went out for a winter expedition after the snow storm, and, before the temperatures plummeted – it is now -15 Fahrenheit. It was absolutely beautiful.
One more post from my recent Marseilles trip. Between being terribly sick and the business of Thanksgiving I have not gone out on a bike ride for almost two weeks now. Feeling a bit nostalgic for a good long ride before the winter cold moves into the Chicago area.