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Old 02-02-2006, 10:32 AM
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T's right, nothing "outstanding",
but, we manage to have a little
fun here.

Waterloo,
your best bet is the Mississippi
at Dubuque.

We go there a couple times
a year for dealer events.
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Old 02-02-2006, 10:50 AM
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You know darn well that the fun boating on the Mississippi is on the Illinois side of the river

East Dubuque Il. has the retirement home
for old strippers

The last time on the river, my fun
was cut a little short, blew the left
drive 9 miles down stream
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Old 02-02-2006, 11:29 AM
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Weird but Blackhawk county which Waterloo resides in, has the most boat registrations of any county in the state.
We live close to Waterloo and tow our 288 every weekend over to the Mississippi, but up in the Northeast corner. Mcgregor Ia/Prarie Du Chein Ws area. Like 95 miles over but it's a great area of the river. We prefer it over the Dubuque area. Seems half the county is up there on weekends and most have summer homes, etc there.
If you decide on the move and have kids, find a better school district then the Waterloo school district. Cedar Falls is good or any of the surrounding communities..
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Ask if you can work at JDeere in Horicon, WI....west of Fondulac
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I went to UNI in cedar falls/waterloo and it wouldn't be an ideal location for boating period. It's a good 7+ hour drive from Waterloo to LOTO. Southern Iowa would be much closer to LOTO.
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I lived in Iowa until 1998 then moved to Lake City Mn. right on lake pepin that actually is a wide spot [2 to 3miles wide] in the Mississippi. From Lake City you can run 20+ miles either way without having to lock through. If you want to use the locks you can go all the way from the twin cities to the gulf. There is a poker run a few miles south of us in July or Aug if your interested in something like that, called Liquid Jungle. Lots of places for gas, refreshments,etc The Mississippi can handle large boats easily. Ours is only a small 23 ft boat and at times to small. Lake City is less then 3 hrs from Waterloo and highway 63 is a nice road for a easy tow. If your coming here from the coast you are going to be dissapointed, but its the best we have to offer. If I can answer any more questions just holler.
Hey Crazy Cat I have a Cabin near the Pioneer supper club on the river.....Make sure to flag me down this summer if you see me ...we cruise thru the Lake City Marina all the time
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Iowa has water??
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...and it is actually clear water...unlike that beer pee you boat in
I wish it was just pisss. The water here is brown On a good day you can see about a foot I guess thats better than around New orleans now
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These look like nice lakes http://www.okobojimaps.com/aerial_white.php
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