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Apr 20, 2015 - Flooded!

Cairo, IL The first stop for the day was an odd one. The Wooldridge Monuments are a series of historical statues located in Maplewood Cemetery of Mayfield, Kentucky. They were built for Colonel Henry G. Wooldridge, to commemorate family members and other loved ones of his life. For some reason those loved ones included a fox, a deer, and two hounds. The lot has been called "The Strange Procession Which Never Moves". Our goal for the day was Fort Defiance. It is a former military fortification in Illinois located at the confluence of the...

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May 27, 2011 - Rearview Look At The Lower Mississippi River

From The End Of The Lower Mississippi – Cairo, IL Just wanted to take a moment to reflect on the first leg of our Great River Road journey before we begin the second leg. Our journey began eight weeks ago today; April 1, 2011. During this time we have traveled 1,135 miles from RV park to RV park but have put 4,944 miles on the truck since leaving Pearland 56 days ago seeing the sights along the river thus far. Our trip so far has taken us into seven states……LA, MS, TN, AR, KY, MO and IL. Out of these seven, we have called three of them our...

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May 23, 2011 - First Leg Of GRR Trip Completed

From Duck Creek RV Park – Paducah, KY Our visit to Cairo (“K”-ro), Illinois today completes the first leg of our Great River Road trip. It is here at the southernmost tip of Illinois the blue-green waters of the Ohio begin to run alongside the brown muddy waters of the Mississippi for several miles before they completely mix. As these two river currents flow together at the site of Fort Defiance, a former military fortification during the American Civil War, the Lower Mississippi portion of the river begins and the Upper Mississippi River...

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Home Sweet RV - 2011

May 5, 2010 - Horseshoe Lake WMA

We made good progress today, despite the time spent with Verizon. Our broadband card quit and is being replaced. That is the short story, the longer versions takes some time. However, tonight we made it to Cairo, IL and our favorite overnight spot. When we pulled in the gate was across and a few feet further, there was too much water (flood). So, what is plan B? We set up our chairs and table, had our evening meal with the flood view, then considered our options.... How about this place called Horseshoe Lake WMA? You can see by the...

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