Saturday, September 15, 2018

Waiting For The Mississippi Flood WatersTo Go Down

The National Weather Service will cancel the flood warning for the Mississippi River south of Alton this evening.  We will be left with some muddy water and a nice current to carry us further south toward the Ohio River.  The next few days will be long, fast travel days with remote areas for spending the night, either tied to a lock approach or anchored off the river in a branch.  The next actual marina will be in Paducah where the Tennessee River runs into the Ohio River.

Our 6 night stay at Alton Marina was relaxing and gave us time to knock off some "fixes" on the boat and do some provisioning for the run to Green Turtle Bay Marina on the northern end of Kentucky Lake.  This is a very nice town with lots of great restaurants and an interesting history. 

That's the news and here's some views:

Evening at the Marina through the Cypress Tree

Westward Train

This is Raven, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who spends her days at the Mississippi Mud Pottery Shop.  She sweetly greets everyone coming into the shop then rolls over for a tummy rub.

This sweet boy is Archer..  He also greets all the customers.  

I'm enjoying these friendly dogs.

We had breakfast here one morning with our friends, Jim and Elle.  They have made part of the old post office into a restaurant and coffee shop.  They get their coffee beans from Seeds in Birmingham, AL

George had a pancake, ham and eggs with a nice cup of coffee.  I had sweet potato hash.  I can't recall ever having eaten "hash", but I think it usually has diced potatoes and meat.  The sweet potato hash had diced sweet potatoes, black beans, crumbled bacon, avocado, and a soft cooked poached egg.  It was really good!  Loved the decor and the nice folks that worked there.

A repurposed piano!  What a great idea!

I love to see the old and new churches in the towns and cities we visit. I get a good feeling as we approach a town by water and see church steeples in the distance.  

Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

How Much is that Doggy in the Window???

Dessert at My Just Desserts 


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