Shoals: Sounds, according to your location that it could be the same for the Alton Area as last year. It was then that I arrived and found that most of the leaves bearing any color were down and out and the trees along the Great River Road were just a ghost of what they should have been.
Thanks for the reply.....
Ms: Well, whatever, it is my semi annual visit to the area and has been for quite a few years, so whatever shows up, I will enjoy the whatever and look forward to next time. I always visit the end of April, when the weather is warmer and October, before the snow moves in and visit friends from Creel Springs and as far north as Waukegan at one time. Now, mostly the Alton area is my focus. How times have changed, but I always like the River Road from Alton to Grafton including the Village of Elsah and the surrounds. Hope it is a good year for the Colors.
Shoals: And you are correct in that assumption, and I have seen the Eagle's in the area on more than one occasion, especially from the higher ups on the bluffs. They are quite a site and they always seem to know that someone is watching them. Just my opinion.