I mentioned when we were in Canada that a lot of buildings had graffiti on them. Well, Chicago was no exception.
After we left Chicago we entered the calm waters of the Illinois River. After the big waves of Lake Michigan, that was a treat. We were motoring along minding our own business when we kept hearing a thump at the back of the boat. We could not tell what it was so I went to investigate. It was Asian Carp throwing themselves at the boat. We had heard stories about this and had been told that sometimes the fish will jump in your dinghy at the back of the boat. The fish is an invasive species and not welcomed by everyone.
Oh my, I was in hog heaven later on in the day as we came across many, many white pelicans en route to Florida for the winter. I did not expect to see them and was thrilled.
Nearer to Peoria we passed a boat graveyard where they dismantle large boats for scrap. A couple of them did not look too bad to me.
Well, we are now home. The boat has been left in Peoria for our return at the end of October. We came home for our neighbor's son's wedding. What a lovely evening that was. We have watch Nathan grown up from being four years old to becoming a lawyer who passed the bar in the 98 percentile. We could not be more proud of him. We wish both Nathan and Kristi a long and happy marriage.
Mother and son dance.To finish - a photo of sunrise on our home creek. We will take a break from the blog for a month so that Gary can go to see his parents in Independence and for me to see my parents in the UK.
Remember to smile at everyone you meet. They will return the smile or wonder what you have been up to. See you in a month.