One of our many stops while on vacation in Iowa, was of course the Mississippi – Princess Nagger was tickled to see that there were real live pelicans hanging out there:

My mom was hanging out in what looked like a mini oasis with picnic tables watching the river and the pelicans:

The Mighty Mississippi:

Soaring pelicans
(you can always click to enlarge to see them better):

As we were getting ready to leave (and as my battery was dying) lots more pelicans swooped in for some fun:

Princess Nagger enjoyed hanging out with the pelicans on the Mighty Mississippi:

There were supposed to be eagles hanging around in the general vicinity too – we didn’t see any, but we might have been there at the wrong time of day. Maybe next year!


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  1. Great snaps! Now what I wanna know is did you give your Mama a hug for me like I told you too??? ~hehe~ Good girl! Have a great WW!

  2. Great photos of pelicans.. I remember the last time I saw a pelican was in Australia when I was studying.. they are not common here in Asia.

  3. I love the photos of the pelicans, but not nearly as much as the one of the beautiful young lady at the end. : )

  4. Pelicans are such a treat to watch and for those of us that grew up on the west coast, so unusual. Looks like PN was having fun.

  5. Wonderful pics! I’ve driven across the Mississippi but never gotten to actually hang out and look closely at it like that!

  6. Great shots! Yeah, I would imagine you don’t get many pelicans in your neck of the woods. We take them for granted here in Florida. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Great shots! Tell your little princess that where I live in Louisiana, the brown pelicans are our state bird. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Not the mosquito) hehe!

  8. On my wedding day a HUGE pelican swooped down and glided right along side our condo balcony. It was beautiful. (I’d never seen one before.) The photographer (who was snapping shots of me getting ready) snagged one of me and my sister with our mouths open and pointing at the pelican. It’s one of my favorites of the day. They are really neat creatures to see up close.

    Jackie @

  9. She’s beautiful, and great scenery. Looks like a nice vacation, especially with 3 generations. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for the linky and Happy Wednesday.

  10. I bet it had to be cooler by the river. I am used to seeing seagulls, not pelicans. Did Princess see them scooping up food? even tho I am melting in this horrible heat advisory, I am NOT wanting winter to return… cold & snow hurts… a relief in the humidity may be nice tho! Stay cool!

  11. Wow, and not just any pelicans, but white pelicans. I have only seen them a few places in my state (Florida), and only in winter — so score for you! Your girl is so pretty. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. How cool to see pelicans on the Mississippi! I went kayaking on Sunday and saw an eagles nest but no eagle. I did see a kingfisher though! I love watching birdies ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. First of all, Princess Nagger is so cute! She kinda looks like Violet Affleck. ๐Ÿ˜€ I love pelicans, and you’re so lucky that they swooped by in herds! ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. Looks like it was a wonderful day. Here in Louisiana we have pelicans everywhere. They are our state bird. I hope you got to see one dive into the water because that is truly a site to see. It looks like they nosedive straight into the water and then come out with a fish. Happy WW!

  15. Come on down here, we’ve got pelicans! The pictures are great, love the one of your mom in the distance…

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