Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Horseshoe Bend, Leavenworth, Indiana

Weeks ago, I spent a Sunday afternoon driving the back road to Leavenworth, Indiana. I wanted to see the Fall leaves along the drive and at the top of the bluff where the small town of Leavenworth Indiana sits. The tightest 'bend' on the Ohio River called Horseshoe Bend can be seen from this small southern Indiana town.
I stood looking over the 'bend' at the bar which is downstairs from the Overlook Restaurant. It was a beautiful Fall day and I wasn't the only one who had taken the drive as many people were out both in cars and on motorcycles.
Before heading back to Louisville, I captured several images of barges making their way up the Ohio east towards Louisville. Soon they will encounter the McAlpine Locks and Dam where they will enter and exit in order to pass over the Falls of the Ohio.
Of note, the small town of Leavenworth which originally sat directly on the banks of the Ohio River, was devastated during the '37 Flood and was completely relocated to its current location on this bluff overlooking the Ohio River and 'Horseshoe Bend'.
I stopped for a brief few moments to take in the Green River which follows alongside the road along the drive to Leavenworth.
I hope everyone is having a fantastic week. Today brought news of the holiday trees making their way to downtown Louisville for 'Light Up Louisville' next week and also to Rockefeller Center in Manhattan for the traditional lighting of the tree. Just two of the many opening ceremonies held to ring in the holiday season. YEP, it's a coming. ENJOY!

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