Category 'Mississippi River Trip'

16
Oct

Post Script to Southern Hospitality

Before I departed from Ed’s home, we checked the weather reports carefully. It was cloudy, but the reports showed that I was at the tail end of the front. I was back on the River at noon in a light rain. Sure enough, the front spotted me departing and made a U-turn. Within one hour, I was […]

15
Oct

Southern Hospitality

Somewhere in Mississippi across the River from Arkansas City, Arkansas October 13, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: October 12 was the bluebird weather day I had dreamed about over the last week. Sunny skies. Cool temps. No wind. Fast current. Few towboats and almost no wing dams.  I felt like I was flying down the Big […]

12
Oct

Resourcefulness

Somewhere 5 Miles North of Rosedale, Mississippi October 11, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: Each day brings a new challenge, some challenges much greater than others. Determination and resourcefulness are necessary. I am currently 150 miles south of Memphis. The trip from Memphis was pretty uneventful. Here are the two most exciting things that happened. […]

9
Oct

Family Reunion at the Home of the Blues

(for those of you who have been having trouble registering your email on my blog, the problem has been fixed. If you register your email in the right section of this page, you will receive an alert when I post a report on my blog) Memphis, Tennessee October 7,  2019 Dear Family & Friends: I […]