The last time I was in the area I had a little problem with Isabelle.
|The River Road runs right next to the Mississippi in Illinois.
I was on the Great River Rd between Alton and Grafton near a little village name Elsah. I'd pulled over to take a couple of photos. After getting the pictures I started it back up, but when I got the stop sign it died and wouldn't start. I couldn't even get it to turn over. I pushed it back into the parking area. I tried the few things I knew. Nothing. I was at a loss. Finally I called Mike, even tho' I knew he was in Oklahoma. I told him what was going on. His first words were, "Oh shit." That was reassuring. We talked some more. Then he said, "Are you sure the kill switch isn't engaged?" How in the hell could the kill switch be engaged? I was coming up to a stop sign when it died. But, I looked. You already guessed the conclusion to this story didn't you? Yep, I must of bumped the kill switch somehow. Oh well, I was too relieved to feel all that embarrassed.
Today we had no such problems.
|We saw a bald eagle. This is a major nesting area for them and sightings aren't rare, but still I feel something special whenever I see one.
|Even with the water levels so very low the Rivers are still the star.
|The light played tricks on me. It looked like the River was iced over, but it wasn't.
|And, this moss made me think of the fair Lady Trobairitz