October 23, 2012

Oct. 21-23, 2012  Days 163-165  
Joe Wheeler State Park, AL                                 Total miles to date:  3328.4
This is a three day post!  We are so busy attending the activities at the Looper Rendezvous that we have not have time to write the blog. We attend seminars during much of the day, visit each other’s boats during the Looper Crawl, attend meals, and constantly talk with other Loopers.  We are having a wonderful time and are so glad we came.  We are learning about the journey from the Tenn-Tom River to Mobile – from Mobile across the Florida panhandle – making the 170 mile crossing across the Gulf from Carrabelle to Tarpon Springs – the West coast of Florida – the Keys - the Bahamas – and up the East Coast of Florida.  Tomorrow we will hear about the ICW from Georgia to Norfolk. 

There is a musical concert in town tonight so we will join others going to that. Tomorrow is the last day of the Rendezvous and that means more seminars, a dinghy race, more Looper Crawls, and more meals!  The weather is beautiful here – in low 80’s.  We are having a fabulous time.
Joyce won one of the prizes last night – a free three night stay at one of the marinas in Mobile, AL – so that was nice and we will use it!