On your mark……

This week;

Monday – Memorial Day Holiday, final pack – Mom/Kristi made a great afternoon lunch which we shared with Richard (Janis was working) – mowed the yard (will really miss mowing!!!), generally taking it easy with a beverage remembering little things………..

Tuesday – Normal work-day, 24 hours

Wednesday – Time to migrate North, leave from work and up the asphalt (or concrete) highway, travel day/nite.

Thursday – Arrive in La Crosse, Wi,  hopefully with some rest – final assembly in the Best Western Parking lot’- enjoy the evening. and a final nights rest in a real bed

Friday – the river adventure begins… Jason and Brian return with the truck

Saturday – a day and a night on the river, 56 more to go.

Sunday – be thankful as we appreciate the wonders around us

Note: Our friends the Hucksters have shoved off – two young men fresh out of college with a whole life ahead of them, in a canoe – enroute from upper Wisconsin to Nawleans – hope to catch up with them along the way.

(Water temperature at St Louis today, 71 degrees)

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carl
    May 25, 2009 @ 18:45:06

    God’s Speed Tom !! ~~~~Wave when you pass through Chester, Illinois ~~~ K ??~~~ just got back from Branson and crossed the Chester bridge and the river looked like it was up and moving pretty fast now ~~~ some flooding also…..
    How do you plan to get your boat back from “Nawleans” ??
    Take Care ~~~be careful ~~~and have a great time~~~this is a trip of a lifetime ~~~~Good Luck !!!

  2. charley
    May 25, 2009 @ 20:02:29

    Bon Voyage Tom!! we plan to be in Stillwater, MN on the 10th…..see you on the river!

  3. Sunday
    May 25, 2009 @ 21:06:24

    oh my we are so excited!!!

  4. Keepie
    May 25, 2009 @ 21:29:14

    I didn’t realize you were leaving from LaCrosse!!! That’s very close to my roots.

    I can hear how excited you are.

    Enjoy your trip – – – hope you don’t have high dangerous waters to navigate.

  5. Tom Haynie
    May 26, 2009 @ 05:51:46

    Thanks all, should be a summer to remember….

  6. Nora
    May 26, 2009 @ 08:16:44

    The count down is on. Be safe Tom and have fun. I will be thinking and praying for you all. Love ya.

  7. Jessica "Haynie" Carr
    May 26, 2009 @ 08:45:34

    I cant believe they are doing it in a canoe!!!!

    Thinking of ya!

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