Destination of the Day: Floatzilla!

Here's your chance to be part of a world record. Head to Rock Island (Illinois) this weekend (August 18) with your canoe or kayak to be part of the attempt to assemble a flotilla of at least 1,903 boats. Guided paddles along the Mississippi and backwaters will take place throughout the day, but the world

By | 2016-10-21T15:28:48+00:00 August 13th, 2012|Destination of the Day|0 Comments

Dinner and Thanks

Life on the road can be entertaining and immensely rewarding, but there are times I feel isolated and disconnected from home, friends, family, and the world around me. Thanks to these folks and the kindness of many others whose names I never learned, people I’m unlikely to cross paths with again, those times are easier to weather.

By | 2015-07-22T20:31:07+00:00 November 21st, 2011|Blogging the Great River Road|0 Comments

Rock Island

Population (2010) 39,018 NOTE: See the Quad Cities overview for regional information on tourism centers, festivals, and getting around. Early History In 1831, the Illinois legislature created Rock Island County; two years later, Farnhamsburg won a contentious battle for the Rock Island County seat. In 1835, the county picked an undeveloped 62-acre site as the new county seat and called

By | 2018-05-24T11:46:49+00:00 April 17th, 2009|Illinois|0 Comments

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