Oct 25 2008
Exciting Day! New Water! The Tennessee River is lovely but we have spent 3 ½ years exploring it and we are ready to see new sights! So we cranked the engines and let those 3208 Cats purr. Soon we were roaring down the ditch at 8 knots (approx 9 mph) just like those Cats thought they might have been cheetahs!
Long Day on the water. Spending the night at Bay Springs Marina.
Photos today have been placed in the Gallery: (1) Wilson Lock, the deepest drop on the TN and I think also on the Loop. It’s 93 feet deep. (2) The only Frank Lloyd Wright built house in Alabama sits on the bluff across the river from Florence.
Cruise down was a color cruise. The trees are turning. Beautiful. Brad met everyone at Bay Springs this Saturday afternoon within 20 minutes of docking. Shaking hands and kissing babies. Wonder if they need a new Mayor.
They were grilling on the dock. Best ribs I have ever, ever tasted…..recipe to follow. Tony you are a Master at the Grill! We hit the sack early, but could hear the 70’s tunes playing for awhile. Got to love Abba!
No wi-fi here and couldn’t get the broadband to connect. They kept telling us we were in the boondocks! Guess they were right!.
Meaty Ribs (he said buy Rib tips if you can find them)
Soak in salty water for 45 minutes
Dry rub for pork
Grill on slow heat for 1 ½ hours
Wrap ribs in heavy foil and pour a beer over them before you seal.
Back on slow grill for another 1 ½ hours
He served without any kind of BBQ sauce. Fell off the bone and melted in your mouth.