Travel Blogs from Fulton
... cool hearing other SEC schools rooting for us. I’m not so sure that would have happened in the Big 12.
After eating they gave us a tour of the town square, took fun pictures, and topped it off with frozen yogurt. Thanks so much Midge and Keith for showing us around!
... apart and we could only see one riverbank so I just headed the way I thought we should go and watched the depth sounder. (The compass doesn't work) The lock operator told us there was no barge traffic either way so we kept going and as we approached the fog lifted and we were able to enter the lock right away.
As we came out of the lock the fog had lifted much more and we sped up to ...
I have the old coupling and took some pictures. It is supposed to have a nice square slot and this one has 2 and the shaft slot looked worse. I just couldn't get down there to take a picture while he was working on it.
It was cold and rainy the last few days so we would have been here at the marina anyway. Wednesday we are off again southbound with our next major stop planned for Columbus Ms.
The adventure continues
... the shaft key had been wearing back and forth for thousands of shifts and finally tore the keyslots out in the coupling and shaft.
Within and hour I managed to jam it back together and tighten the 2 set screws and crossed my fingers. We decided better to go back 3 miles to Midway then 15 miles to the next marina and the lockmaster let us back out and we limped along at Idle speed ...
... traffic on Saturday morning was light. We came upon the Natchez Trace Parkway, a famous road with exceptional scenery that does not allow commercial traffic, also known as the "Old Natchez Trace", an historical path that was used by American Indians that extends 444 miles (710 km) from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville. This was supposed to be where we turned off of 25 and one of the highlights of our trip, so we rode up to meet it. Our ...
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