The Captain and I are enjoying a break in Columbus, Mississippi and waiting out some nasty weather after 6 days of travel. We heeded the high wind and heavy rain warnings and pulled off the Tombigbee River yesterday morning around 10:30 a.m. after a short 25 mile cruise from Aberdeen. If we were going to stay put for a couple of days I wanted internet and this is where we found it!
We had a chance to get to know Carl and Sally from Kentucky when we stopped at Midway Marina near Fulton, MS. We added some potatoes and vegatables to the roast which had been simmering in the slow cooker all day and went over to Loafer for a drink and a tour. Their 45' Bayliner is one step up from our 38' and she is one gorgeous boat. I fell in love with the 3rd stateroom, or in this case, computer room.
Aberdeen, MS was our next stop after another long day. We only made 38 miles due to a 4 hour wait at the Glover Wilkens lock while 5 tows with barges locked through. We set our anchor, enjoyed lunch, a little fishing, some reading and the Captain had a nap before we got the green light and were on our way again. The chef got to work once we tied up in Aberdeen and spoiled me with Crawfish tails, Jambalaya rice and home made Mexican corn muffins. Life is good.
We just returned from Columbus where we did a little sight-seeing. We visited the birth place and first home of famous American playwrite Tennessee Williams and The Mississippi University for Women, America's oldest state-supported school for women, founded in 1884. Columbus is known for it's well-preserved neighbourhoods of architecturally and historically significant buidings.
The weather is hot and steamy today and the temperature has reached 85F. John is busy with a few boat jobs. The sign we hung over our dingy with our boat name and home port broke in the wind a couple of days ago so we bought some new letters so boaters behind us can read our name when they want to call us on the radio. Now he is switching the great reading lights from the guest stateroom with the not-so-great reading lights in the master state-room, since we like to read in bed each night. There's nothing like the sound of power tools coming from down where I can't see what's happening (just as well!).