We made some riverfront visits on our road trip to Davenport, Iowa last Friday. Olivia had a Nose Work Trial in the area, so we left home early and made a couple fun stops along the way. Mom wanted to find a park she has been to before in Waterloo, but being directionally challenged, she couldn’t find it. We still managed to find a nice spot along the Cedar River in Waterloo.
The sunshine really heated up things but we were lucky to find some paths in a wooded area along the river to keep us cool. Mom said we couldn’t go in the water because it is a river and she doesn’t know if it is clean and safe or not.
Once we arrived in Davenport, we headed for the hotel to unload. Rain and storms were forecast, so we hurried up and headed for the riverfront to get in a walk before it started to rain. The plan was to go down along the river in Davenport, but once again, Mom is directionally challenged. Despite having GPS, two actually, she managed to end up driving over the bridge into Illinois. No problem, we simply found Schwiebert Park in Rock Island which overlooks Davenport. Traveling with our Mom, this stuff happens all the time, so we are flexible.
Going along the walking path we could see the Rock Island Arsenal. The Rock Island Arsenal is an active U.S. Army facility located in Rock Island County. It is located on a 946-acre island in the Mississippi River, between Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, Illinois. Today, the Rock Island Arsenal is the nation’s largest government owned and operated arsenal. No worries, we did not see or acquire any weapons.
On the other side of the walking path is BNSF. There are lots of tracks and trains, mostly parked but some actually moving along. We find this little depot building rather funny, so we took a photo of it.
Rock Island probably has some running events along the nice riverside trail. We saw this three mile marker as we walked along the path.
Olivia likes this piece of artwork we found right next to a nice playground at the park. Does anyone know what this piece of art is supposed to represent?
Geese certainly make a lot of riverfront visits, like these two birds behind us. They look like Canadian Geese and they should go back to Canada. They are pretty birds, but very mean and messy birds that we are not fond of.
Behind us you will see the Lock and Dam 15 between Rock Island and the Rock Island Arsenal Island. Back in March of 2019, Bailie and I actually went to another park on the river but on the Davenport side. We met some of our friends there.
The weather was up around eight degrees, and we were both pretty warm as there wasn’t much shade at the park. We took a quick walk into the town area near the park but not much was going on. We both thought maybe a nice cold beverage would do us good, but the Rock Island Brewing Company doesn’t make dog beer. It was time to return to the car, grab some water Mom brought along from home, and head back to our accommodations for the night. hope you enjoyed some of the riverfront with us.
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