Last week we participated in the re-enactment of the Exodus. It was an extraordinarily cold day, which was fitting and proper. Since then temperatures have been balmy, and the Mississippi has been gradually thawing.
Even if the ice were thick enough, I doubt it would have been smooth. Crossing would have been treacherous. If we are ever again chased out of the state at gunpoint, I plan to take the Keokuk bridge.