We finally have been able to enjoy summer the past few days. The horrible heat is gone (I hope for good) and the weather has been perfect. The sky has been a beautiful shade of blue all week long! We had this strange looking visitor a few days ago. We thought it was some unusual bird, but since have come to think it is a sick cardinal. The blue head is simply missing the feathers I guess.
On Sunday, we took a drive along the Great River Road.
It was the perfect day for a road trip.
Driving into Alton, IL you are greeted by this beautiful mural.
It always surprises me how we can drive for 2 hours
and see such a different landscape than we have where we live.
A trip to the Alton/Grafton area has to include a visit to Fast Eddies Bon Air for a few 29 cent shrimp, burgers and homemade brats for under $1 and tons of atmosphere!
We like to stop in Grafton to visit a few shops.
You never know what you might find on a side street somewhere!
(Click on this picture to enlarge it, please)
I am joining Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday and
Laura @ Decor to Adore for Wayfaring Wednesday.
Please visit our hostesses.