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...La Crosse, Wisconsin for natural beauty. With it's bluffs along the Mississippi, the area sure has it's unique beauty. The first photo is from Granddad Bluff, where you can take in 3 states at one time. It's definitely a place I'll be spending more time at in the future. A 1/2 day is not near long enough. We stayed here overnight on the way back from Kentucky. Next time, this is as far as we go. La Crosse is only 275 miles from home, vs. 910 to Paducah, KY.

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If you loved Lacrosse you also need to try the southeast corner of the state--Lanesboro area. Fall is terrific.

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Looks great Mike! I also love LaCrosse and especially the SE part of our fine state. Your second and third shots are my favs.

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Next time you're in La Crosse, Porky's is a great restaurant. We were there a couple of years ago and they had a fantastic smoked elk tenderloin appetizer.

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Next time you're in La Crosse, Porky's is a great restaurant. We were there a couple of years ago and they had a fantastic smoked elk tenderloin appetizer.

Better than Red Lobster? My wife insists on shrimp on our anniversary. I don't think she would have considered elk a decent substitute. grin However, I'll try to remember that for next time.

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I also believe they had an excellent shrimp scampi wink

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nice pictures.. first one from Grand Dad's Bluff?

@BirdSong... I love the view just past Lanesboro goin twords Preston on 16... think its just past "Inspiration Point" or something like that.. the view of the valley is absolutely amazing

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Takes me back home. I grew up down there and worked right on the river just south of the blue bridge. I used to deckhand on a harbor tug down there too. That was almost 25 years ago now.

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