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Quad Cities Volksmarch

This was the last AVA 2011 Convention event. I don't think it was a QUAD cities walk. Because a bridge was closed the walk route was changed to a partial out and back. I think we only walked in Rock Island, IL and Davenport IA.

Little house at the Quad Cities Botanical Gardens.

Great River Trail
along Mississippi River.

Skybridge across the river.

Schwiebert Riverfront Park

Carol and the Blues Brothers.

Broadway Presbyterian Church
Built in 1876
Gothic Revival Style.

Checkpoint volunteers.


Sparkling Mississippi.

German American Heritage Center

Centennial Bridge - first 4 lane bridge over the Mississippi. Opened in 1940 as a toll bridge.

Bix Biederbecke - Jazz Soloist from 1920s

Checkpoint Volunteers.

Carol and Ed inside the Skybridge.

Ed and I inside Skybridge
with Centennial Bridge in background.

Another view from the Skybridge.

Re-crossing the Mississippi on the Centennial Bridge. See red truck below bridge. There was a lady there handing out energy bars.

This is the lady as we passed above her on the bridge.

Stopped to watch a ballgame at Modern Woodmen Ball Park. Park originally opened in 1931. Completely rebuilt in 2004. Home to the Qudad Cities River Bandits.

Confederate Memorial in Rock Island, IL.

World War Memorial.

Headed back in on the Great River Trail.

Finish is in site.