"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, November 4, 2009

Columbus, MS

Columbus MS is filled with history, antique shops, specialty shops, and gorgeous historic homes dating back to 1835.  We toured the Waverly Mansion which was built in 1852 by Col. George H. Young.  He lived there with his wife and 10 children.  It is a truly impressive home, with a foyer that doubled as a ballroom during the war,  and is open to the 3 stories above it. No photos were allowed in this home. They had peacocks in pens on the property.  The home is still privately owned.

Tomorrow we head back to the Tenn-Tom waterway. This 234 mile waterway connects middle America with the Gulf of Mexico. We will be anchoring out for the next two nights, and take the dinghy in to the town. The next couple days the waterway winds between Mississippi and Alabama, so tomorrow evening we will be in Pickensville, Alabama.  While there, we will visit the U.S. Snag boat Montgomery, it is a steam powered stern wheel snag boat.

Still Smiling :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Greetings Sailors! Happy Saturday! 65 and sunny this weekend in Cleveland, WOOOOHOOO! Looks like you're finally getting closer and closer to the warm weather! The pix look great, thanks for the photos and color commentary!
All is well in the Elnikar household. No one is sick and everyone has a sunny disposition!
Mary, have a great birthday! Go and do something fun! Maybe you can find a local spa off the waterways...smile!
Hugs nad kisses to you both!
Take care and continued safe travels... Love it that you are getting closer to tropical weather where I can come and visit!
Love Sue and crew....