Early this morning our raft floated across the Minnesota – Iowa border officially making us feel like we’ve made progress. This Iowa bald eagle was scouting out his breakfast while welcoming us to his state.
That ones for you, Leon! Hope you’re feeling better!
The boys made a gas, beverage and night crawler stop in a quaint town called Lansing. Picking up a couple of journals for ourselves from this family-owed surplus “everything thing on earth” store.
From this point ahead, we are looking a 15-mile lake trek and Lock (#9); its was a glorious, still-aired day in Iowa, which was much better than battling a head-on wind all day. But with no breeze, the sun really beat down on us..making us wonder if a head on wind would be a better alternative. We’ve met the Perfelts (Hope we spelled it right!!!) from Independence, IA on the river today, they wished us the best and gave us some ice cold brews that hit the spot on this 93+ degree day. Thanks guys 🙂 really hit the spot
Did we mention the still air? What we forget to say is this drew every fly river into our vessel. Skully ended up get the worst of these pests. Wet towels provided him the only comfort to these mean little ankle bitters.
Unfortunately we’re going in and out of service here on the Iowa/ Wisconsin border, so our post tonight is a little short, and our next ones might be a little more spread out, but we’ll get em out as fast as we can. Thanks for reading 🙂 Hope everyone is doing well. We’re thinking about you always. Take care!
If you run out of gas, find a 15-barge tow! Or call me, I have a coupon!
Hooray!! You made it to Iowa!! Baba says “I love you guys!” We just looked through all your photos and read your stories together from the past few days, was much fun! See you tomorrow, have a great day! God Bless you! Big hugs and lots of love from both of us!
Thanks for the licorice! It was fun to meet you. .. we’ll follow you on your journey!
Thanks for your thoughts! Keep the posts coming!
Enjoying your posts so much! What a great idea the two of you had and what memories to relive. I hadn’t realized we could stay so connected. Anders left today for 12 days at Blue Lake Band Camp, his third year.
Welcome to Iowa!! Does this put you on schedule or ahead of schedule for your Davenport ETA? Yes we have several rivers, we also have some fierce gnats that do bite. Hopefully they’ll be gone soon. Sorry about that. Safe journey!!
Write a book when you get back. I LOVE this!
Can’t get enough! Please write a book when you are done! Thank-you
Thanks or the posts, the ey are fun to read. Your in an adventure of a lifetime, enjoy.
Are you going through Lock#9 tomorrow morning?
How far are you planning to go on Tuesday?
There is a nice beach on the Iowa side of the river just past McGregor,Ia
Near the confluence of the Wisconsin river.
Oh how I miss this area you are in.
Prarie Du Chein Wisconsin is a nice stop. Great little town! Great bars!
Guys if gas is a problem already, you’d better start stocking up on cans/barrels whatever will hold gas. From Cairo (the influence of the Ohio)you won’t find much for towns or gas stops. It’s a long and lonely river from that point on down.
this looks awesome boys! keep it up!