We waved good-bye to Hoppies at 6:30 this morning to get an early start down the Mississippi River. The morning had some fog.
Mining the stone is important industry here. This quarry was so huge I could not get it all into one picture. The plant barely fit in this picture.
We were doing 110 miles today. If that sounds like a lot for us, it is!! We normally go 7.5 knots, but with the Mississippi current we were going between 11.5 and 12.5. We were still dodging all sorts of branches and trees. It felt like we were dancing down the river.
We passed Cape Girardeau with its decorated flood wall.
On TV tonight, we got the news, weather, and ads for Mt. Vernon, Indiana. Although, we will not stay on the Ohio long enough to go back to our old stomping grounds, it was fun to hear the references.
Tomorrow, we will finish the Upper Mississippi and turn onto the Ohio River.