The adventures of Jim & Mary on America's Great Loop.
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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
We spent two days in Peoria at East Port Marina, great people and a nice place. They offered us a car to go into town and get some supplies and stuff. We will be coming upon a stretch in the Mississippi that has no available gas for something like 230 miles. Having only 198 gallon tanks on board, we bought nine 5 gallon gas cans to help cover that portion of the trip.
Pictures from the top, a view of the banks of the Illinois river. The Spirit of Peoria, a river cruise boat, are the next two. The last one is the sun setting on Downtown Peoria, we were in the marina across the river.