CO's comments: Now that we are done we decided no more long days; it is just too hard on us.
|Following "Married With Her"|
down the Illinois River
|Old abandon/derelict tour boat|
|Kim Jo III at Riverdock tie up |
|Sign at Riverdock Restaurant|
Thursday, Riverdock Restaurant to Port Charles Harbor, St. Charles, MO: Jim and Cathy got up early again and headed for Grafton but Keith and I slept in until 07:00 and were on our way by 08:00. We had a little fog again but by the time we left it was sunny and blue skies. We saw 3 barges first thing this morning all within the first mile-we were glad we were done with locks. It was a pleasant drive the last 20 miles to Grafton. All year long it seems like the end of our journey was so far away and now here we are a few miles away. We crossed our wake at 10:36 at Mile 0 on the Illinois River and Mile 217.9 on the Mississippi. It was a good feeling.
We traveled 361 days, 6,365.3 miles, went through 101 Locks, and did all 5 of the Great Lakes. We met countless Loopers, other boaters, AGLCA Sponsors, and just people on the street and want to thank them all for making this journey very memorable. We would especially like to thank our family, friends, and all our boater friends in Red Wing, MN, for following us faithfully on our journey. God bless you all.
CO's comments: Now it is time to re-group and plan our next adventure.
|Leaving the Riverdock Restaurant|
|The Illinois River on 8-11-2011|
|Chart Plotter crossing our wake|
|Meter reading on 8-11-2011|
|Time of crossing|
|Putting up the Gold Burgee|