We are on our way to Missouri to visit with Jack and Tom, and we are wandering up along the Great Rivers Road. We headed east from Houston into Louisiana and then up into Arkansas.
The Arkansas River was our first river. We camped along the Arkansas and watched the egrets and herons look for dinner along the near shore while several barge tows – they are pushed, but they are called tows – headed up river on the other side.
Who doesn't enjoy a lovely sunset, especially when it can be enjoyed over water. The Arkansas did not disappoint. We were here for just one night, but we were treated to this marvelous show of color right from our campsite. Life is good.
We continued up the river and settled at Cahokia, Illinois, which we used as a base for a week of touring and exploring.
On a drive north of Cahokia we found where the Illinois River comes into the Mississippi and even rode a small ferry across the Illinois. The ferry is really a barge with a tug attached. It's a short trip taking but 5 or 6 minutes from one side to the other. I should have gotten out of the car and taken some photos as it is a pretty scene looking down the river.
We saw lots more, but my time is short, and it will have to wait for the next post. I am writing this in a McDonald's as we have no connectivity at our campground. I think the folks here are wondering whether or not I am planning to stay the night.