Friday, September 4, 2015

We are about to embark on a waterway circumnavigation of the eastern US, known as the Great Loop Cruise. From our home in Hendersonville, TN near Nashville, we will head downstream on the Cumberland River toward Land Between the Lakes and the Tennessee River. The Tennessee River will take us to the Tenn-Tom waterway and Mobile Bay. Then we can follow the Alabama and Florida coastlines on the Gulf of Mexico to Key West.  The route continues up the east coast of the US to NYC, up the Hudson River and to the Great Lakes, through Canadian waterways, Georgian Bay, and around the lower peninsula of Michigan. Heading back south, the route goes through Lake Michigan to Chicago, then the Illinois, Mississippi, and Ohio Rivers to the Cumberland River, completing our Great Loop. For those who are interested, a route map and more information can be found at:

Follow our adventure on this blog. 


  1. An in"speyer"ed wish from Carol & Pete as you embark on your truly grand adventure:

    “May the wee ones be with you, John Glenn, Good Lord ride all the way and Godspeed!"

    - Astronaut Scott Carpenter in Mercury Control, to Lt. Col. John Herschel Glenn, Jr. sitting atop the Atlas rocket aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury Space Capsule, at T-18 seconds and counting before blastoff, on Feb. 20, 1962.

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    1. We will watch and wait for your motor vessel to make its way toward New England waters!
      Love and best wishes to two of the finest "inspeyerations" we know!!!

  3. Hope to see you at or near Longboat Key! Your trip of a lifetime is about to begin! Best wishes!!

  4. Have a safe trip and a great adventure. Hope we see you in Florida, on your way through. Kiran & Bill

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  5. Can't wait to hear about your great adventure. Love, Becky <3