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23
Sep

Cape Girardeau-Part 2

Cape Girardeau, Missouri September 22, 2019Dear Family & Friends: Phil Brinson lives in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Tom Kettering, Rick Dryer and I met Phil decades ago while river rafting on the Colorado River. We bonded immediately and became close friends. Cape Girardeau is the largest city between St. Louis and Memphis, Tennessee. It is home […]

23
Sep

Cape Girardeau-Part 1

Cape Girardeau, Missouri September 22, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 58 miles downstream from my tent camp near Chester, Illinois, was my next destination, but it wasn’t easy getting there. About 30 miles downstream, the cable connecting my foot pedal to my rudder broke again. Fortunately, it happened near Grand Tower Illinois. […]

19
Sep

Big Day on the Big Muddy

Across the River from Chester, Illinois September 19, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: Today was a huge day for me. Because of the fast current, I was able to average 7.5 mph and covered 50 miles from Kimmswick, Missouri to an island in Missouri across from Chester, Illinois. Before today’s journey, I was averaging 25 […]

19
Sep

Loopers

Hoppies Marina Kimmswick, Missouri September 18, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: Before departing St. Louis on September 18, I visited the famous courthouse where the Dred Scott case began. Dred Scott was a slave who sued for freedom for himself and his wife, Harriet, and their two daughters. The case ended up in the United […]