Wednesday, July 10, 2013
After 42 days on the river, we're officially done with portaging and locks. From here on out, its just us and the river. The current has picked up significantly, and we're cruising along! After weeks of paddling through small river towns, it was slightly overwhelming to go through St. Louis yesterday. Traffic, tourists, and lots of huge barges made for an exciting day. As we've paddled south, the temperature has increased dramatically, and it is HOT. Kentucky and Arkansas are coming up soon, and who knows what adventures we'll encounter there!