It was a very pleasant morning in River City. One of the nicest mornings in the history of mornings perhaps, but the day has since changed to include severe weather watches and sporadic rain accompanied by wind.
Since NCW is in the city and the weather was so clement (opposite of inclement?), we took a little stroll down by the mighty Mississippi. There was not a speck of cloud in the sky as we stopped by Harriet Island and walked towards the park along the river. Lilydale Regional Park has been improved in the last few months, including a welcome gate and plaza about a quarter mile from the end of Harriet Island. We went down the combination bike/hike path for about a half hour. We went by the plaza and also the site of the recent tragic collapse of the hillside where school kids were searching for fossils. The day was bright and the river was running high.
The skyline of St Paul from the turn around spot in Lilydale Park. There was a new bench near the river, so we had a sit-down and a view down the river towards the high bridge and downtown Saintly City.
The touring riverboats were out taking school field trips up the river towards Fort Snelling. This one was spied going upriver and some of the people on board saw me taking the photo and waved. We waved back as the boat passed in front of the St Paul Cathedral.
The sun has returned for the moment, but May seems to be going out the way it was for most of the month - wet and wild.