The Upper Mississippi River

We are spending Labor Day enjoying the River. The weather has been great and there is nothing like anchoring on a sandy beach and taking a swim at the end of summer. The Mississippi River, at least the northern portion consists of “Pools” between each lock and dam. We were in Pool 9 today, which is where the below video was shot, and about 3 hours from Minneapolis. Flanked on either side by towering bluffs of rock, you can enjoy cruising down the main channel or take time exploring the backwaters. The little town we cruised by was Lansing, Iowa.

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