Oh my…if you’ve never been, I highly recommend a visit to Great River Bluffs State Park. I was here earlier in the Fall color season, but was met with 30 mph winds and side-ways rain. If you like beautiful panoramas of some gorgeous Mississippi River scenery this is a must see destination. If you take a look at the park map – I hiked out to the Hill of Many Timbers, North and South Overlook (by campground), and took a shot from the overlook right off the road. I ran a bit short on time (I saw the sun setting in the distance and realized I was nowhere close to a good vantage point) and did not get out to Kings Bluffs, but I am sure that location is equally as picturesque…another time perhaps. I raced back towards Winona, Wabasha, and Lake City in hopes of shooting some of the sunset; I was somewhat successful.
It was my first time visiting the National Eagle Center in downtown Wabasha, MN. The education programs and exhibits were very informative. The whole “eagles can shoot their poop up to 6 feet” factoid will indeed stick with me as our educator suggested. I eagerly shared that tidbit of info with co-workers first thing Monday morning. RWPC was fortunate enough to spend time with Donald (Golden Eagle) and Angel (Bald Eagle) outside of the center. It was a beautiful day to photograph eagles.