Burr Ridge, Illinois 01/28/15
The Burlington Rail Bridge (pictured below) is a vertical-lift railroad bridge that crosses the Mississippi River between Burlington, Iowa and Gulf Port, Illinois.
The Great River Bridge crosses the Mississippi River at Burlington, Iowa on US Route 34 across from Gulf Port, Illinois
view from the Riverfront back at the town of Burlington..
sometimes you have to sit still, even if it’s just in your mother’s garage. sometimes you take selfies in the juggalo basement. sometimes you have to go to the dentist and take a bunch of selfies with your birthday buddy. sometimes there’s a white rabbit under the car. sometimes your brother has a cheese on his head.
finishing up the new year’s day meandering.. first three shots are back down the road from the cemetery from the previous post. then there’s my shoes wherever they are.. the final four pics along a country road somewhere in McDonough County, Illinois. Nothing like getting some miles down, first thing in the year
This is off Illinois Route 96, also called the GREAT RIVER ROAD, following along the Mississippi River. Tull Cemetery is between Pontoosuc and Niota, Illinois. I followed one of those highway signs denoting a historic cemetery, kept seeing a lot of those, wondering what makes any cemetery “historic” or not and it was a good, chill day so I thought I would meander around to check it out.
down the country road a bit where I found the tossed xmas decorations then branching off to another less of a road, seeming more a driveway- that did lead straight to a house, barn and other buildings..branching off again right before it to an even lesser road by now just a set of tire tracks and through an open gate to this opening in the surrounding woods..
I still don’t know the answer to the historic question but it is a well-kept, peaceful place, properly feeling rooted in another time.