Traveling 9-28-16

We left Erwin Marina in Chattanooga,TN around 9:30 Wednesday morning and the temperature is now 75 degrees, nice.  When we left Chattanooga we went under the Walnut Street Pedestrian bridge.  The bridge is .45 miles long and was built-in 1909.   The bridge was the main travel between community’s north of the river and downtown Chattanooga,…

Chattanooga 9-26-16

  The stretch of river from Hales Bar Al to Chattanooga, TN is known as the “Grand Canyon of Tennessee”.  The next few miles offered us some of the most stunning scenery found anywhere on the river.  Words and pictures can not describe the beauty of what we are seeing.  I am so glad we…

Traveling 9-24-16

We left Ditto Landing in Huntsville, Al. about 8:30 and already it’s  very hot.  We only have a short day with 45 miles.  The scenery is becoming more interesting on the Tennessee River the further up we navigate.  The leaves are starting to turn a little on the port side of the river left. Painted…

Traveling 9-23-16

We left Joe Wheeler in Rogersville, Al. after we filled up with fuel.  It was another hot day 90+ but a short one only traveling 35 miles.  I can’t complain about the heat because all they are getting back home is rain.  They said the Mississippi River near Dubuque, Ia. could go over flood stage…

Traveling 9-22-16

    We left the beautiful Marina at Florence, Alabama knowing we could have a long wait at Wilson lock.  The lock master when we called, could not tells how long of a wait just there’s a lot of barge traffic today.  We left the marina with Johnny (Anchor Down) in the lead anticipating a…

Pickwick TN

We left Clifton Marina around 9:00.  Kent had to do some maneuvering to get out.  He is so good at this, of course the rear thruster helps.  It’s going to be another 90+ day but we have a good breeze and sunny sky’s.  We have to travel 40+ miles and go through one lock at…

Clifton Marina TN 9-16-16

Kent and I left Cuba Landing in Waverly, TN at 8:00 because they were spraying for spiders.  Amy knows what that is like.  Johnny wasn’t ready to go so he stayed and ended up having to spray his boat off before he could leave.  He caught up as he likes to run a little harder…

Pebble Isle Marina 9-13-16

  We arrived at Pebble Isle Marina in New Johnsonville, TN early afternoon.  The weather is very warm with a slight breeze.  Jim helped us in and we parked behind the Molly B. We stayed with them in Green Turtle Bay, Kentucky.  Liz and Johnny tied up behind us. There were two other looper boats…

Traveling on the Tennessee

We left Kenlake State Park in Aurora, Kentucky around 9:30 after we moved the boat and pumped out.  We had a short day traveling only 24 miles.  Liz and Johnny (ANCHOR DOWN) are traveling with us.   They run a little faster than we do so if we leave before them they catch up by the…

Kenlake Marina Kentucky

  We had a wonderful time at Green Turtle Bay and met so many new loopers.  Of course the best part was having Anita and her family visit.  We met John and Linda second time loopers and they shared a car ride to Paducah to get grocery at Wal-Mart and Sams club with us.  We…

Labor Day Weekend

We were so happy to have our daughter Anita and her family visit us for the weekend at Green Turtle Bay, Kentucky.  They drove seven hrs from Rockford Il. Thursday night and arrived at 1:30 in the morning on Friday.  I was so excited about seeing them I could not sleep until they arrived safe….