Day 17, Tues, Aug 27

Left Hoppies about 9:45 this morning , made about 41 miles today, and now tied up to guide wall at a lock about1 mile up the Kaskaslia River in Ill. RM 118 Will be here overnight. Our neighbors from last night are here also.

Now with the Missouri River joining us we have more current and our average speed has picked up a couple of mph to about 8-8.5 mph. and gas mileage has also improved a little.  More on daily page


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carolyn & Matthew McGough
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 02:41:24

    You guys are amazing! We’re so proud of you cousins, and are enjoying your blog reports. Would love to hear if you’re enjoying some beautiful sights along the rivers (trees, birds, etc.) — hopefully it’s not too much industrial stuff along your way. We look forward to hearing about the rest of the trip. I’m going to notify the Florence newspaper, in case they don’t already know about your long journey with dear old Florence as the goal, so that they’ll do a feature on your triumphant arrival. Maybe you’ll become as famous as Thor Heyerdahl and his Kon-Tiki!
    Love, Carolyn & Matthew


  2. Richard Hankemeier
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 20:36:13

    Looks like a great adventure. I wish you calm waters as you keep rolling down the river. Have fun men.
    Richard Hankemeier
    Kalispell, MT


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