Lazy morning! We sent Adagio & Ithaka up the river but we decided to stay & tour! First we visited the Tennessee River Museum in Savannah, TN. Great stop for an interesting museum & information on the whole area. Then we dropped by “The Cherry Mansion” on the banks of the TN where Grant set up his Union Headquarters. On to the battlefield, where it becomes so blatantly clear that in the Civil War, there were no winners. Everybody lost! A somber place, I guess we should all take time to study our history, so that we can avoid repeating our mistakes.(I’m pretty sure someone has said that better) One of the bloodiest battles in the Civil War, we lost 24,000 men (incl both sides) in 2 days. A national park, the museum & short movie they show gives good perspectives about the battle. Back at the marina, “Sterling Lady” was being towed in (got a line wrapped around their port prop) & Chip was diving to see if he could pull it off.
“Where’s Linda” limps in on 1 engine with Diesel Don on call for tomorrow AM.
We had gumbo, slaw & crusty bread for dinner on board & watched a movie. We want to move to Florence tomorrow but weather forecast seem a little grim tonight. Will get up early & check things out!