New Orleans in 80 days
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I am a lily fainting just at the thought of getting to spend an entire 80 days with you two hott sexy crazy river men. I’ll wish on a star for your safety and adventure.
The Mississippi River will always have its own way; no engineering skill can persuade it to do otherwise…
- Mark Twain in Eruption
Congratulations guys! Break a leg - smash a rudder - go with the flow - don’t let the big barges push you around. Remember, every eddy and sandbar is an opportunity to pause for reflection - may the fluid dynamics of the Big River be with you and then overawe you!
i hope you guys coast bahal.
Glad to hear you weathered the storm. That was scarey even on land! Aren’t tbe eagles the BEST?! And BTW, they eat fish mostly. So do YOU (since you left the pbj at my house). I like the videos a lot. xo D
Hey guys - the river is cool and all that, but what about the basics? what ARE you eating? Do you shower? What about going to the bathroom? We all want to know!
Hi Guys, I can’t believe that you had enough sun to do that last shtick! Glad you got a break in the rain. CBS news tonight says the MS is going to be near record flood levels once you get to IL. Be careful. I’m watching(out) for you! xo D
Hey guys, Just got caught up on your adventures so far. Gram is a bit worried about the weather and the flooding in your areas of travel. Also, you might want to check on this but there have been reports that part of the river is closed off to thru travel due to the flooding. Also, she has a suggestion to compensate for your gas expences, she thinks you ought to do more floating/drifting and make a rudder to steer your way from on coming vessels. Isn’t that what Tom Sawyer did? Anyway, take care, stay dry and drive safe.
Love, MB and Gram
Do they have gravity on the Mississippi?
Hey guys! Good luck on your adventure. Be careful with the flood, I hear it is bad. I hope to see you in St. Louis. Will you be making a stop here? We would all like to see you.
Nikki (Bill’s cousin) and the rest of the Kiernan/Settles crew.
Hey guys … why dont y’all dip on in to Texas while you’re so close? What? The Missisp dont run through Texas you say? Well I’ll work on that whilst you make yer way on down here. Happy hunting!
Another excellent adventure with Billie Bowles. Yo Woodside! I tried donating y’all some gas but the PayPal link wasn’t working. Get yer geeks on it!
Be well Mateys.
Drifters! Get a sail on the barge! Hey, seems you guys prolly have enough hot air coming out your behind to gain a few MPH.
Watching your latest adventure, since your Mom turned me on to the new website. Looks like fun! Can you tell me what music you used for the background in the LeClaire segment? Excellent!
Too bad you’re not going down the Missouri. We would have some fresh blueberries and raspberries for ya, some out of my back yard!
Thanks for the blog and the interviews of those you have been meeting along the way. The family farm was such a joy to see.
P.S. If you two end up driving each other crazy, let me know. It might be fun to coach you out of it, on or off the blog. ;~)
Hi,guys: Just came upon you today, Sun., from a mention on TV. Will be following along. I’m 75 and have done several such advenures (and still doin’ em). Took my boat through Erie Canal, Sewannee River (FL), Motorcycled the Baja, sailed Gulf to Yucatan, etc. Have you seen the book by an Englishman named Raban, called Old Glory? He did your trip 30 yrs ago in a 16′ open boat. Good observer. Might be fun for you to compare notes on the river, the towns and people. Good luck, have fun! don
Greetings to Huck and Jim
You inspired me to reread Huckleberry Finn. What a great adventure. Theirs and yours. Thanks for sending the daily rushes. I look forward to reading and watching them every night before I go to sleep.
What an adventure! The Mississippi will hold many wonderful suprises along the way. Drop me a line if you have not passed Montrose, Iowa! Good luck and enjoy the serenity of the river.
Hey Tom and Huck, It’s your friends from Quincy IL. Thank you for letting us come onto your boat and drink a beer with you. It was so cool the way you guys made that boat. Becky is still in love with Tom. She really wanted to hop aboard and go with you. I would have like to also but I wouldn’t of been able to take my baby (Destiny). I hope you have fun in Hannibal. All of us and Destiny wishes you luck. We hope you have alot of fun, and drink one for us. If you ever make it back to Quincy get ahold of us. We would love to see you again!
Sarah, Bobby, and Destiny
Becky and Stevie
what kind of engine do you have on the pontoon? how many feet is the pontoon? what kind of mileage do yo get per full tank…..reason i ask is i have been conserding fora few years to do the same thing but to florida (if possible).
did you chart out the places to fill up and times they are open?
do you have a back up engineif yours breaks down?
need more info about the process and what is up
You guys rock! I wish I could do something like you guys. Well have fun and take some footage of some of the cazy stuff you guys do during the day. I check the website everynight so please keep posting.
You guys have less than 10 days to go. You should be posting every day so we know what’s happening. JMO.
Hey guys whats the next adventure? Are you gonna “settle down” and have a few kids? I would rather go to Alaska on a souped up golf cart!
You made it! Congratulations on the successful journey! Time to stride yer sea legs on land? When are you headed back to the bay . . . or are you boys pusshing for the Panama Canal?
just saw a thing on the news about you guys, and thought it was pretty cool. I grew up in Baton Rouge and currently live in New Orleans, were im studying film. Really clever idea. Looking forward to seeing more of your stuff in the future.
PS - thanks for helping out New Orleans. She needs all of the help she can get.
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