Fall Colors at Dubuque Arboretum

It’s November and it’s only just started getting cold here in Iowa.  A couple of weekends back I visited the Dubuque Arboretum, hoping to catch it before the ‘end of the season’.  There’s a public garden back in my home town in the UK and it’s one of my favourite places so I couldn’t wait to see how the Arboretum compared.  But I was too late!  The day I visited was the first volunteering day of the ‘winterisation process’.  Basically they dig up all the plants and store them in a green house for the winter months so they don’t die!

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Hiking The Mines of Spain, Dubuque – Iowa

In my opinion, one of my favourite places to go hiking is the Mines of Spain in Dubuque Iowa!  I’ve been in both summer and autumn but the recreational area is open all year round.  There are 10 different trails in various lengths and hiking levels.  Here’s a look at the 3 trails that I have completed!
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Photo Essay: Midwest Mississippi River Views

The Mississippi River is over 2000 miles long and stretches across 10 US States.  It’s packed full of history and is an area I would love to learn more about.  This photo essay will include various views of the River from 3 different Midwest States: Iowa, Illinois and Missouri!

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Iowa: A lazy Afternoon Riving Tubing!

Another item finally ticked off the bucket list!  I could never imagine grabbing a rubber swim ring and floating down a British river, I just always associate them with being a bit grubby and full of rats and shopping trolleys (carts)!  But when you’re in America, 1000 miles away from the nearest ocean, beggars can’t be choosers!

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