We left Dubuque at sunrise and took turns sleeping and driving so we could make up some mileage. It rained all day, everything got wet. I fell asleep in a light sprinkle to wake up soaked and shivering. It was a pretty miserable day for everyone. We went through a huge pool above a lock with areas of wide open water and areas of islands all over the place. The highlight of the day probably when we passed close by and island covered with birds. There were too many different kinds of birds to count, it was like a bird zoo on a single small island. The trees look as if they were filled to capicity with birds perched on them. The water was full of swimming birds around the island also. When we got close they started taking off and flying around the raft. It was like the Birds Alfred Hitchcock movie. We drove into the night and stopped and some overgrown abandoned looking docks in an old marina for the night.