Today we took a nice day long drive up to Alton, Illinois along the Scenic Hwy that borders the Mississippi River and the Bluffs and then a little further to Pere Marquette State Park There were lots of boaters our today and the wind was right for sailing. It is a very peaceful scenic drive.
The colors were not that pretty this year. Probably because of the dry weather we had this summer.
The river and bluffs are always pretty here though. I never really think of rivers are being very pretty but for some reason this particular area with all of it's pretty boats in the water makes it feel more like a man made lake instead of a river.
We stopped for awhile a a lookout area and let the girls get out and play. They were really good in the car.
Some of the trees had some color. I really wasn't expecting a lot of bold colors this year, so I was pleasantly surprised to see what we did.
Kayla running in the leaves.
Maddie loving the sound of the crunch they made.
We are getting ready to watch the game tonight. Brian's brother lives in Detroit so I guess it would have been interesting if they had won and then we win tonight. We also have friends that live in Texas, but they are from St. Louis and are still big Cardinal fans. Let the best team win tonight!