Drury Lodge Cape Girardeau
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... the hostess and asked how long the wait was (remember this is at 2pm when it should not be busy), TWO HOURS. yes TWO HOURS.
Well we really wanted to go to Memphis and do things there so we had to let this one go for a future trip. But if you get to that area of the country you should stop in.
I did not want to wait for two hours to eat. I wanted to get to Tennessee.
Almost 600 miles further South tonight. We stopped about 45 min after a light rain started to cover the highway and freezing rain it is; but we're now inside and ready for another well deserved beer. Hopefully, tomorrow will bring us dry roads like we had most of ...
... morning we got up to bright sunshine and steam
rising off the river. We headed down river for about ½ mile and ran into a fog
bank as thick as pea soup. Not knowing how far it extended we held our position
for about 45 minutes until it cleared. Passed lots of tows on our way to the
junction of the MS and Ohio rivers near Cairo, IL. The line between the muddy
brown of the MS and the much cleaner green of the Ohio was as ...
... up to silence each banging door and locker.
Then, around 3am, still only half asleep, Tom and I sat up in bed at the same time. "Oh ----, what's that smell??" We frantically began pulling up floorboards to determine the source of burning plastic and rubber. After a couple of minutes of searching we honed in on a fire hot water pump. Apparently a bearing had seized and because the wiring was undersized, not enough current passed to flip the breaker. Instead, it ...
... Oh my god-large tree, large tree! Whistle, whistle…) and busted out a minestrone soup belowdecks while getting tossed around by turbulence from the enormous tows. Good beginner’s practice for cooking at sea.
We passed through two locks but because of the draw down a couple of days prior, we only locked down less than a foot in both cases. These are the only two we’ll pass on the Mississippi.
After covering about 76 miles we pulled ...