July 22, 2012 – Take Me to the River

Martin and I needed a new adventure and to escape the heat, so this is what we found!

We went to visit a county park we had never been to before, but soon tired of the oppressive heat, so we broke off the trail and headed towards the river.

Actually it was a sandy-bottomed creek that leads to the Iowa River.

Finally made it to the river, where our wading ended.  In the last month four children under the age of 12 have drowned in the river close to Marshalltown.  We were happy to splash in the creek, but not eager to jump in the river.