Saturday, October 22, 2016

It's Looping Eve!!

It’s Looping Eve!!  And we are beside ourselves with excitement!!

We have been steady busy since our return to Midway Marina on Friday - moving, doing, checking…marking off “the list” of must-dos before cast off!  Whew!! We are as ready as ready can be…

Sunday, October 23, 2016 – while most of you will be preparing for Sunday School & church – Charlie and I will be headed south on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Saturday morning we woke up to very dense fog but by 7:45 other boats in the marina were headed to Fulton Lock.  So our departure time will be determined according to the fog.

Charlie spoke with the Fulton Lockmaster this evening and it appears we have several barges (north & south) passing through on Sunday.  Of course, commercial traffic has priority and the fog will determine barge travel as well.  That’s fine with me – I’ll have time to review “the list” while enjoying my coffee…I might even swipe on some lipstick!
Sweet Potato Coffee - a must have!!  Thanks Bully!!
Today everything became REAL!!  We turned over our last mode of transportation to Ronnie & Julie.  They will keep the old truck running until we return – it seemed strange watching Ronnie drive off…one more thing off the list.
Bye old truck - not a cloud in the sky
 This evening we REALLY felt like Loopers – another marina resident offered to drive us & another Looping couple into Fulton for dinner.  The kindness of others is always around us – thanks Bob for being such a great neighbor!!  We will miss you, your knowledge and especially your jokes!!  You are a precious man!!  Thanks for EVERYTHING!!

I couldn’t help but take a peek at Sunday’s personal devotion – I’ve had this book for several years & it NEVER fails to provide exactly the encouragement at just the right time.  Thank you Julie - the next 12 months of journal entries should be VERY interesting!  I love you!

It is late & I have a feeling that sleep will be fitful but that’s ok…it’s Looping Eve!!

Rest well y’all!  See ya on the water!!


  1. Bon Voyage! Fair winds and following seas

  2. Thank you Sharon. Please follow along & feel free to send a private email with any questions. We look forward to meeting you!