One Park at a Time: One Splendid River
My last post inspired this post.
The Mississippi River travels 2,348 mi, 3778 km, from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. I have lived near both ends. It starts as a creek only a few inches deep until it becomes a mile, 1.60934 km, wide.
The Mississippi is used both for commercial and public use, but much of the land surrounding the river has been protected by state, regional and city parks.
Here are a few photos near where I live:
29 locks and dams along the river
133 bridges cross the river
it’s a highway for barges that carry goods up and down the river — there is also recreational boating
St. Paul capital city of Minnesota, USA
across the Mississippi is Minneapolis
along the river are historical buildings this one is Riedel Mansion
while driving around, I found this little garden dedicated to Susan McLean Park
there are hundreds of little city parks
there are miles and miles of payed walking and biking paths and many friends with which to enjoy the parks
untold amount of wild life
parks that protect native grass land and wild flowers
early winter Mississippi River will freeze during winter
I have so many more brilliant photos—ha—but not enough room to show you the true beauty and verity of the Mississippi River. Hope you enjoyed this little taste.