October 18, 2012

October 18, 2012   Day 160   Florence, Alabama   Total miles to date:  3328.4

Steam on the lake this morning as we were leaving
Last night’s storm was history and we departed under a mostly sunny sky and calm winds heading back onto Pickwick Lake – then the Tennessee River for Florence, Alabama. The Tennessee River is picturesque and we enjoy traveling on it.
We followed Bob and Mavis on Katy Leigh 42 miles to the marina. We were very happy they had room for us both.  There are so many Loopers in this area now and most all are headed to Joe Wheeler to attend the Rendezvous.  We saw many bass fishing boats today and when we arrived in Florence we learned why! There was a bass fishing tournament with over 100 boaters competing for huge prizes.  They came back this afternoon to get their catch weighed. They will continue again tomorrow, leaving here at sunrise and returning in the afternoon. 
Debby and Joel on Water Music stopped by early this evening when they heard Bill playing his banjo. Joel plays guitar and they are talking about getting together this weekend! 
We will leave tomorrow for Joe Wheeler State Park near Rogersville, AL.  We have to go through two locks so that will affect our travel time.  We will call the first lock before we leave the marina.

We look forward to attending the Rendezvous at Joe Wheeler Oct 21-24!  We will arrive a couple of days early to relax and see friends!