Sunday, June 9, 2013

Fort Armstrong on the Mississippi River

On our way back home, we took a slight detour through the Quad Cities to see the locks and dam on the mighty Mississippi River. After crossing the bridge to Rock Island, we pulled over to check out the remnants of Fort Armstrong.

I'm not sure how the youngest got stuck with firing the big guns while the oldest stands around and tells her where to fire. In addition to the memorial stones, cannons and replica log tower, you could walk under the rotating bridge and see the locks. We opted not to enter the arsenal and visitor center as everyone was anxious to get back home.