|The "Arch" in St Louis, seen from the Mississippi River.|
|Tourist paddle boat|
|It was the size of a telephone pole!|
Our stops along the Mississippi River were: Hoppie's Marine Service, Kimmswick, MO; Kaskaskia River Lock & Dam, Il; and Little Diversion River near Cape Girardeau, MO. With, what we've been calling the "Mississippi push" (the downstream current), we all made great mileage for fuel. Most of us gained about 5 miles per hour.
|Fellow Loppers at Hoppie's|
|Docked at Hoppie's|
|Along the Mississippi|
|Tied up at Kaskaskia Lock and Dam|
|Almost to the Ohio River|
|Paducah Municipal Marina|
From the Ohio River, we headed to the Cumberland River where we had one lock, the Barkley Lock & Dam, to go up. The Cumberland was a nice surprise, there was almost no debris here, and even though we were still going against the current (up stream) we where able to go at our normal easy (slow) pace.
Once trough the lock, we were in Barkley Lake where we stayed at the Green Turtle Bay Marina (near Grand River, KY) for five nights.
|Happy to be here after the last crazy days!|
|In Grand River you have to visit Patti's Settlement|
|We rented a golf cart from the marina to come watch the "Hunters Moon" parade|
|Carved pumpkins on display|
See separate post on our road trip to Nashville, Road Trip to Nashville!
Tina & Papi
"In life, it's not where you go, it's who you travel with"