Welcome to my “Glory Days” blog site. The purpose of this blog is to document both my figurative and literal journey, down the Mississippi River. I hope you will join me. It promises to be an interesting experience.
There's an old saying, "How do you eat an entire elephant? One bite at a time!" That's what I'm trying to do. Just take one day at a time and eventually I'll get to the Gulf of Mexico.
I packed my kayak and said goodbye fairly quickly. I didn't want to have a long goodbye and make it even harder than it already was. I hope Carol didn't cry, but she probably did. I miss her already.
I slept well last night, but my sleep schedule is still on river time. I was awake at 5:00 am. My stomach is still in river mode too. I finished off the leftover pizza from last night's supper.
Buzzard Island MM 349.5 to Quincy, IL MM 327.0 Today is Saturday, July 3, 2021. Before I can even get out of my hammock, around 5:30 am, I hear a Barge coming up the river and passing my campsite. By the time I pack up camp and get ready to launch my kayak back into … Continue reading Mississippi River – Day 36
When I finally did get up I discovered that my kayak, life jacket, and spray skirt were all completely covered in dead and dying mayflies. What a mess!
I guess the perfect day isn't just one particular thing or defined in one way. It’s more a matter of what you make of it given the opportunity.
Greg made sure to send a plum, an orange, two boxes of energy bars, and two bags of deluxe trail mix with me. I will be eating like a king for a week. Greg is the best!
Tony & Melissa Terronez's House MM 497.5 to Grant's Ferry Recreational Area MM 468.5 Today is Tuesday, June 29, 2021. I am up early and on the river by 5:45 am. I slept in my tent in the backyard of River Angel Tony & Melissa Terronez in LeClaire, IA. The trains running just a few … Continue reading Mississippi River – Day 32
Swan Island MM 510.2 to Tony & Melissa Terronez's House MM 497.5 Today is Monday, June 28, 2021. It rained a little last night. A gentle rain. The kind that breaks the humidity and makes it easier to sleep without air conditioning. I slept like a log. A barge passed heading upstream around 3 am, … Continue reading Mississippi River – Day 31