Grand Rivers Stay

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Green Turtle Marina. Yacht Club building on stilts.

Two weeks near Paducah
At Green Turtle Bay,
Back home for some football
My boat there to stay.

Just seven days later
We’re back on the boat,
But only for one night
Not ready to float.

Nashville was one city
For us to see more,
Some towns on the river
We want to explore.

Broadway had music
But not for our ears,
Too loud for our liking
And too many beers.

Boots for a cowboy
Attracted the boys,
They bought some then left there
Away from the noise.

Metropolis also
On want-to-do list,
To see Superman
Was all the boys’ wish.


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Metropolis City center piece, Superman!

Some things we needed
So to Paducah we went,
Picked wild pecans
And more money we spent.

The Cumberland River
Zigzags to the south,
We anchored in Barkley
At a river mouth.

With four of us eating
Thanksgiving dinner,
The steaks filled our tummies
They sure were a winner!

Patti’s was mentioned
By loopers who floated
But we chose to eat
Our own food til we bloated

We dinghyed to shore
To play for a while,
The boys made a raft
That made them smile.

Soon we pushed off
From Green Turtle Bay,
My wife and my daughter
A week they will stay.

Cruising upstream
On the Tennessee River,
Frost on the boat
Again we all shiver.

Now anchored out
At Land Between The Lakes,
Again for our supper
My family had steaks.

At Kentucky Lake
Today we’ll explore,
All made by a dam
We want to see more.

Christmas lights in Grand Rivers (also known as Patti’s Settlement) were sensational! Never saw anything like it. This is just a small sampling of it.
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One of many bridges on the Cumberland in Nashville.
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Prison? on the Cumberland River.
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On shore of the Barkley Lake, the boys climbed vines, explored and made rafts or on debris they found on the beach.
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toured the Andrew Jackson Hermitage. We were not allowed to take picts inside. A worthwhile tour if you can make it.
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Andy learning the history of Andrew.
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that’s grumpy me on a $20 fakebill!
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Getting attacked by a bear.
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George Rogers Clark, a famous explorer
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The boys posed with Lois Lane in Metropolis.
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Green Turtle Bay, as we left one morning.


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The River Heritage Museum in Paducah
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The Lane Museum in Nashville
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All the cars run and drive in this Lane Museum in Nashville.


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We watched the Tenn Titans trash the Jacksonville Jaguars in Nashville.

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Our view out of the backside of our seating area at Nissan Stadium
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Downtown Nashville across the river, through the stadium bars.
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Nashville walking bridge after the football game.



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