Monday, July 27, 2009

Matt's take on the rain

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We left Dubuque at sunrise and took turns sleeping and driving so we could make up some mileage. It rained all day, everything got wet. I fell asleep in a light sprinkle to wake up soaked and shivering. It was a pretty miserable day for everyone. We went through a huge pool above a lock with areas of wide open water and areas of islands all over the place. The highlight of the day probably when we passed close by and island covered with birds. There were too many different kinds of birds to count, it was like a bird zoo on a single small island. The trees look as if they were filled to capicity with birds perched on them. The water was full of swimming birds around the island also. When we got close they started taking off and flying around the raft. It was like the Birds Alfred Hitchcock movie. We drove into the night and stopped and some overgrown abandoned looking docks in an old marina for the night.

9 comments:

  1. Hey guys, just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you! Keep your spirits up, your doing great - love the blog :) ~Andrea (13)

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  2. You guys know that Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn started their raft adventure in Hannibal, right? Have you had any interaction with the locals there? What did they think about your adventure?

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  3. Thanks for the update, very interesting!

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  4. you guys rock..

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  5. Looks like you're making some decent time--but it's about the journey, not the destination, and you all seem to making the most of that! Hope you saw drier weather the latter part of the week and that you haven't hit any bad weather since. Take care!

    Julie

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  6. PS: And glad to finally hear from you!!!!

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  7. your makin D. L. dumps worth more money people r comin around wondering where these find young fella's come from ,

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  8. love the blog, what an adventure! my son and I have been keeping tabs on you every day. Don't get discouraged with the weather it's sure to get better. What an amazing story you'll have to tell your grandchildren some day!

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  9. Hey there, My son Dan just told me that he met up with you guys over the weekend (Dan and Sam in the painted canoe). Best of luck with your trip. Enjoy!
    Lisa Pappo

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