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Old 11-10-2010, 09:24 AM
Judy Patsch Judy Patsch is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Rock Island, Illinois mile 480 UMR
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Default A photoless report on Tuesday

I was going to post some pictures of the sandbar and the NATCHEZ, but as I said in the MQ posting, I can't get pix posted yet. Later. Anyway, after narrating a trip on Monday, I took the evening to get settled in here at LeRichelieu, and I visited in the BK courtyard with my neighbor Ott who is storing my bike and golf clubs for me. The sound of the calliope was in the distance, as Debbie was asked to play as they boarded for the charter trip. Tuesday started off with breakfast out on my balcony, followed by the reconnaisance mission to the MQ on the Westbank. If anyone else comes here and wants to find her: take the bridge/expressway to the Manhattan Blvd. exit. Keep going straight on the exit road, which parallels the overhead expressway, until the end. Make a left onto Peters Road(there's a sign to the Boomtown Belle Casino too), and drive about 3 miles along the canal. You'll keep going straight onto a gravel road instead of following the curved paved road once you see the MQ. She is at 3800 Peters Road, a Northrup Grumman site. You can drive right in an entrance even with the paddlewheel. That of course, is if she is still there... An 11:30 NATCHEZ ride was followed by 9 holes of golf out at City Park North, a Creole combination dinner at a new place in the Brewery: Gumbo Pot, and then the evening dinner cruise. Kevin Clark, trumpet man extraordinare, has returned to the Dukes of Dixieland as their leader, and if you ride that trip, hold on to your hats! They are better than ever! The river dropped almost a foot yesterday, down to 1.6 and the sandbar is visible so close to the NATCHEZ that it looks like we could lower a stage and walk out onto the bar. I'll post pictures as soon as this server allows me...
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