Venice, Louisiana
November 18, 2019

Dear Family & Friends:

At 4:30 pm on November 17, I reached the Head of Passes, the official terminus of the Mississippi River. My journey is over.

Larry Hooper was there to greet me and take my canoe and me back to Venice, the last city on the River. Larry runs a commercial charter operation in Venice. He is 4 days younger than me and a great guy.

I am staying at Larry’s home. On Tuesday, Larry will take me to New Orleans. I plan to fly home on Wednesday.

Over the next few days, I will collect my thoughts for a final post when I get home.

Thanks for being part of this trip and for all your good thoughts and prayers.

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow.


Nearing the Head of Passes


Nearing the Head of Passes, 12 miles south of Venice

End of an Epic Journey

Head of Passes (in center of photo before the 3 passes branch off)

Pass a Loutre

Southwest Pass

South Pass