McGregor, Iowa on a fall afternoon. The town features a historic street with some antique shops as well as River Junction Trade Co., a fascinating shop that sells period clothes. If you're looking for that True Grit look they've got you covered. Other attractions include the nearby Pike's Peak and the Mississippi River.
The view from Pike's Peak in Northeastern Iowa. Yes, the OTHER Pike's Peak. The Mississippi spreads out below and unless you look closely, the scene appears much as it did hundreds of years ago. We were there on a beautiful fall day.
The approach to Roughlock Falls in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota. The falls are a highlight of the Northern Black Hills. I was there in late spring, when the daily thunderstorms powered the churning falls.