The weather agreed with us and we didn't even get one drop of rain, overcast most of the day but the last 4 hours of the day was pure sunshine. We all met in Rockford Illinois where our ride took us to Dubuque IA, up the Great River Road to Marquette IA and then crossed over the Mississippi to Prairie Du Chien for our ride down the Wisconsin side Great River Road. All in all a great day. The only problem was one of us four brought his wife. This put a little damper on the situation and she might have seen a couple of things that could get me in a little trouble. Anyway our first stop was in Marquette IA where Bro can get excited because we went to the Lady Luck Casino which is an old fashion paddle boat. I dropped 50 bucks, no doubloons. The town is bordered by cliffs and the river. We went to our favorite dive Crazy Carl's This is right out the back door of the bar, they have abour 50 eagles soaring, this isn't far from the famed Docarah eagle cam. These are taken with a point and shoot digital. The Mississippi is really awesome, it's no wonder Mark Twain wrote about it Then we wound up on this island to enjoy a fish fry, bluegill, catfish and walleye. All in all it was a great day, good food, cold beer, gambling, plenty of babes and we had our rain gear but didn't get hit with any rain.