Of course Southern Man slipped out early for a little morning geocaching...
Photo by a friendly passer-by.
Breakfast and packing the coolers for lunch on the river.
Away All Boats!
Begun, the water wars have...
Pirates of the Illinois
Stand by to repel boarders!
Sadly, the digital camera did not survive the voyage but was revived (barely) so that these pics could be recovered.
Darrin and Paul man the grill.
A friendly little game of "I Doubt It."
With a statewide burn ban in effect we had to constrain our "campfire" to the grill.
There's no better way to end a day on the river than with toasted marshmallows.
All in all, a terrific day (even if we are all a little sunburned and a lot exhausted) that ended with a fine service and some truly moving testimonials. Lord, thank you for good friends and good times. Amen.