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Scenic River Road

 

Wide Open Spaces North of Decorah

We came across this bridge built in 1911 north of Decorah on Scenic River Road off the beathen path in "Nordic Country" in late June this year. What a perfect ending to a wonderful day as we literally drove off into the sunset after visiting with a wonderful couple, Harry and Barbara Davidson who showed us around their "Prairie Wood Place" on the same road and also went past a rosemaled barn quilt hung on a silo. I highly  recommend getting off the beaten path and checking out the rolling hills and scenic valleys of bluff country, north of Decorah toward Bluffton. There is also a campground near the bridge, if you want to stay awhile and enjoy the peaceful, wide open spaces. You can even rent a canoe at the campground and wander down Upper Iowa in style. Make sure to come to the Nordic Fest in Decorah the last weekend in July when you are rested and ready for entertainment. ;)

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  1. Brookelittle
    Brookelittle
    Proud to call this bridge home. I grew up on the farm right next to it & my parents own the campground next it as well. I am so glad that my children have such an awesome place to visit & stay when we visit grandma & grandpa! What an honor to be able to grow up here & call this place home!
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    1. Joyce Meyer
      Joyce Meyer
      We were thrilled to see it. I was doing a garden interview at Davidson's & they told me about it. ;) Was at the awesome campground and your mom now has the bridge photo & took another sunset photo that is on my page. Love the area!
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      1. Sheryl Lute
        This is Brooke's Aunt Sheryl (her dad's sister). I also grew up in Decorah (I now live in Montana). I'd love to get a copy of your photos. How would I go about getting them??? My email is SherylLute@gmail.com. Thanks!
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        1. Joyce Meyer
          Joyce Meyer
          Email me at joyce.meyer@mchsi.com
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      2. Brookelittle
        Brookelittle
        I would love a copy of the photo as well. How can I get one? My email is BrookeLittle40@yahoo.com
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