It seemed that we were missing some pictures when I posted the last couple of updates. I found them on Cynthia’s phone so I will add some pictures and not a lot of writing to this entry.
We passed the Palmer Johnson facility in Sturgeon Bay, WI and this was being fitted out and prepared for sea trials. The locals all knew about it and were more than willing to let us know all about it. Seemed that most of the stories or rumors we close to the same. The story goes that the yacht is owned by a Russian that lives in Texas. The boat will be delivered to Texas and then the owner will got to Russia. Seems he is not allowed to return but his wife is, so while she visits family he will stay on the yacht outside the border.
More of the Chicago Skyline and the riverfront.
The members of the IVY Club in Peoria Illinois had a Rib Fest and invited us to attend.
Peoria is preparing for October Fest this weekend and the tents are ready for the crowds. The docks are free and a few of the boats leaving the Ivy Club this morning were going to set up at the dock for the weekend.
While in the area I called Caterpillar about my engines and spoke for about 45 minutes. They were very helpful and offered plenty of advise.
The Wicket dam out side Peoria was open, due to the flooding, and we were able to pass right over were able to pass right over the dam. We have one more lock to pass before we get to Grafton and the Mississippi River.
Farther down river we saw this barge in the No Wake Zone.
We arrived at Tall Timbers Marina in Havana Illinois. Reminds me of an old HBO movie “Ollie Hopnoodle’s Haven of Bliss”. The marina is a little tight to get into and with the flooding the entrance is not really recognizable, but we got in and turned around. We are ready for a big push tomorrow of 120 miles to Grafton, IL. We will be there until all the mail catches up with us. Then onto the Mississippi and past St. Louis.
Almost forgot, Dearest asked that I post this next picture. She has a friend that this tow boat was named after.
Until next time, hope you enjoy these pictures as much as we are enjoying taking them.