…and Here We Sit…

29 Jul

 

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…and here we sit, next to the 9th Street Bridge, waiting. How did we end up here, you ask? Well…

We were up with the sun, with lots to do to get Bushranger ready for her day. First off, she needed a new ‘do’…

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…we lowered her mast and bimini to help get her under all the low bridges in Chicago.  I think the crewcut makes her look rather ‘butch’, don’t you?

Then off we went to the magic gate (also known as the Chicago Harbor Lock) that would allow us to enter a magical wonderland (also known as Chicago)…

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…although it could be mistaken for ‘Trumpland’ due to the rather large and shiny building that dominates the cityscape..

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…as we snuck under a whole mess of bridges, it became apparent that Bushranger’s new look as a very good idea…

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As we got farther from the center of Chicago, the river changed from glistening to gloomy…

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…well, maybe not gloomy, more like the land of ‘muggles’ (did you get my Harry Potter reference?)

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…then to Mother Nature’s backyard…

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…then to BARGE CITY!

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Yep, Bushranger is playing with the big boys, and she doesn’t rate very high on the priority list for the Lock Masters.

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Hence, Bushranger is bobbing gently on this big cement wall, patiently awaiting approval to enter the next Lock – they tell us it will be about 2 hours (those big old barges have priory no matter who got here first!).

Perfect! I’ll have a chance to put together a blog entry!

6 Responses to “…and Here We Sit…”

  1. Allan July 29, 2016 at 16:16 #

    Waiting to hear about the famous electric barrier for Asian Carp

    • MrsB July 29, 2016 at 16:43 #

      Ok I’ll add a bit more on tonight. …since we’re still just sitting on this here ceement wall (I feel like Ellie Mae Clampet) it’ll be a while before we get anywhere. ..

  2. rodcrobinson July 29, 2016 at 16:37 #

    Wow what an experience. The boys liked seeing Trump Tower.

    • MrsB July 29, 2016 at 16:40 #

      It is VERY BIG AND SHINY!

  3. jdepodwin July 30, 2016 at 08:37 #

    I do miss the Bimini. What an interesting mix of sights in one day, complete with a long wait to go through the lock. Thanks for the great blog. Felt like I was riding along with you.

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