Leaving Dubuque, IA for Lacrosse, WI.
I stayed at the Richard House last night.
I needed to find a place to sit and figure out where to go next, so I went into the Dubuque arboretum.
I figured I’d look around and then draw some plants, but I ended up meeting a bunch of sweet older folks and chatting instead. The ladies painting group, “The Broad Strokes”, let me sit in on their session. I ended up speaking to the husband (a former Navy pilot and professional motorcycle tour guide) of one of the ladies about where to head next. Everybody there was so genuine and kind and very happy to meet me, which I was so tickled by. I didn’t get to see much of the arboretum, but it was an interesting time for sure.
I ended up staying at a campsite near the Mississippi. The drive to Lacrosse was beautiful.