We're home 9/4/08
I just realized that I have not posted a blog since we got home a few days ago. The trip from Alton to Green Turtle Bay was fairly uneventful. The weather was HOT and steamy; the days were LONG. Alton to Hoppie's is only about 35 miles but the next 2 days to the headwaters of the Cumberland were around 100 miles each - with amazing numbers of tows and commercial traffic. We saw one tow boat with 36 barges. The Mississippi and Ohio waters were swift and dirty. Not a lot of fun except that each mile brought us closer to home. The lock on the Cumberland was a breeze compared to the ones on the Illinois and the Mississippi.
We're glad to be home and are gradually getting caught up with our family, friends and clients.
I'll put pictures on this and the last post when I can get to the laptop.
See you out there somewhere . . .
Rob and Ann