Oct 28 2008
Lovely Day! Arrived Columbus, MS 10AM. About 5
Looper Boats here. We buddied with Jim & Sandy off “Footloose”, borrowed the “Courtesy Clunker” which in this case was a pretty nice van, and visited historic Waverly Mansion and Plantation (1850) and also saw the birthplace of Tennessee Williams in downtown Columbus. Just as Blanche Dubois declared, “I have always depended upon the kindness of strangers!” And have rarely been disappointed. That certainly holds true on the river. We’re having a ball.
Dinner tonight at Woody’s! Think we’ll have the catfish!
Oct 29 2008
Columbus AFB has been responsible for training more USAF pilots than any other base in the US since WWII. Lots of jets in the air around here! Ahhh, the sound of Freedom. (I’m a little partial to the Air Force because our son Brad served our country with them.)
Traveled today with Footloose from Colorado (although Jim was born in a town down the road from where Brad was born in Ohio) and Stargazer (Jesse, a solo Captain)from Illinois. We are now at Pirate’s Cove Marina near Aliceville. Visited museum and vintage Snag Boat at their visitor’s Center that is an antebellum home replica
Are we relaxing? Are we having fun? Well, cruising is not for Sissys!!! I haven’t had time to read my book or watch a movie yet!! To cruise, we drive the boat, navigate, plot routes, make reservations at marinas, lock, dock, fuel, fill water tanks, hook up power and cable, unhook power and cable, do engine maintenance, check fluid levels, make small repairs (it's a boat), go sightseeing, do laundry, shop, cook, wash the boat, do housekeeping, never miss Happy Hour, monitor weather, check e-mails, pay bills, and chat with Lockmasters every morning about whether or not the fog has burned off enough for us to get out there and do it again. We manage this very handily and for the most part without any fuss. And YES, it is fun!!!!!!