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Monday, August 2, 2010

Ruby Tuesday, or why I love 'Old Man River'


Last weekend we rode our motorcycle along the Mississippi River on the Iowa side as far as Dubuque, stopping in this little town called Guttenberg. The red house above actually sits square on the lot, but me, not so much on the bike. Note the wash hanging on the line.

This is the kind of red I am fond of: a bit more primitive. This building sits right on the Mississippi and was an old warehouse in the mid 1800's but now is divided into little shops. We ate at the Picket Fence Cafe where I hooked a lovely pink glass creamer for my collection. I've not spent much time in Iowa before but was agog at all the many miles of corn fields, the wholesome looking, friendly people and roadside produce stands galore. More photos to come. . .in the meantime, visit Mary @ Ruby Tuesday.

13 comments:

Ralph said...

Odd as it seems, i have been to Dubuque! One of my sisters went to Loras College. This cute red house has to be near the river, the climb up US 20 to the college was great - I almost thought all of Iowa was gently rolling.

I assume that you got to Dubuque along the river road that Bob Dylan made famous, Highway 61...

Nice captures!

Rinkly Rimes said...

How nice of them to hang out their scarlet 'smalls' just for you!

Julie said...

You raise an interesting point: the many variations upon Red that are available to us. I like scarlet but I also like the sort of 'burnt red' that you show. I much prefer them both to the cherry red that is the fashion. I love to go exploring different neighbourhoods as you describe here. But need to go by train or on foot, as I no longer drive. Still very rewarding though.

Snap said...

I bet this was fun!

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! Biker chick like me eh? What bike have you got?

Greyscale Territory said...

Stunning, bright home but I love the facade of that older building in the second photo! Intriguing!

reg said...

I miss Nova Scotia for those brightly painted house like the first pic you showed

Liza said...

That's a cute red house.

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Maria @ LSS said...

Great photos. Happy RT!

jabblog said...

That looks a nice, welcoming sort of place to visit.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Ol' Man River, that ol' man river he just keeps rollin' he keeps on rollin' along.....

Love that song. And I love all your reds too. Wish I could hang my laundry outdoors. LOL


LOOTERS is my Tuesday blog. I do hope you can find time to drop by if given a chance. Have a great day.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

redbrick house—
laundry hung to dry
in sunshine

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J Bar said...

I love that old warehouse which is now a shop.
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