Saturday: Pictured is our view as we left Hoppies this morning. There were several barges during the night. We were rocked and rolled all night long. We also saw one barge after the other all day long. We ended up going back to our original plan of staying at Evansville Marina, IL. The gas truck that was going to meet us at the lock was busy so the owner of the marina said he would make sure we got gas. We went up the Kaskaskia River (very beautiful) to this marina on 2 old barges with a bar and grill on it; very cool. The owner delivered our gas in a small 100 gallon tank pulled by his small tractor. The marina has been flooded out for the last 3 years so he set up on the barges. There was electric and water hook ups so we stayed there.
CO's Comments: Since our last blog we found a place to stay tonight with free electric and water. This place is unique and would be a nice side trip. Also, I think every looper should stop at Hoppies and talk with Fern. It's a great experience.
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