4th of July Observed

4th of July Observed

5-Jul-2021 Monday Le Claire, Iowa (~UMR mile 498) Port of Dubuque, Dubuque IA (~UMR mile 580) (71.3 nautical miles 82.1 statute miles)

42°29’42.2″N 90°39’34.6″W
42.495045, -90.659622
Elevation: 598 feet     Elevation change: 25 feet
States (2): Illinois, Iowa

Locks (3):
Lock 14 – mile 493, LeClaire, IA
Lock 13 – mile 522, above Fulton, IL and Clinton, IA
Lock 12 – mile 557, Bellevue, IA

Destination Mississippi River Statute Mile 830
Remaining Statute Miles: 250
Remaining number of Locks: 11

Happy 4th of July Observed

I observed the holiday.

I’m feeling guilty about taking blog days off. The river run between Davenport(yesterday) and Dubuque(today) is pretty and I should have taken pictures. You’ll have to run it for yourself sometime, I guess.

By the way….. I will probably be taking Tuesday, July 6 – Thursday, July 8 off. We are going to hang out here in Dubuque for a couple of days.


Americans Will Enjoy 150 Million Hot Dogs During the 4th
According to the National Sausage and Hot Dog Council (NHDSC), Americans are expected to eat 150 million hot dogs over the July 4th holiday. This is part of an estimated 7 billion that are expected to be eaten during the summer season from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Americans consume about 150 million hot dogs while celebrating Independence Day. According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, that amount of dogs can stretch from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles more than five times.

Ponder This

The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 white guys with an average age of 44 wearing wigs, tights, heals and rouge.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *