Sunday, September 18, 2011
Day 383 Illinois Riverdock Restaurant
Monday, September 12, 2011
Jeremiah passes under the I-72 Bridge, the most Western point of the Loop
Illinois Riverdock Restaurant
Home of the famous brisket
Loopers docked at Hardin
Augie Busch regularly flies in for brisket
Owner Mel (standing) greets Sigrid, Linda, Jeff, Brenda, Jim, and Fred
Looper dinner at Mel's Riverdock Restaurant
Dream Catcher, Jeremiah, Jumbo, and Godspeed left Beardstown in the early morning. We were lucky to get right through the La Grange Lock which is the final lock on the Illinois River. All 4 boats stopped at the Illinois Riverdock Restaurant due to Jim’s claim that it serves the world’s best brisket.
The 4 boats filled all of the space on the small straight dock. When other Looper boats arrived later, they rafted off of Godspeed and Jeremiah. The Loopers gathered at the restaurant for that delicious brisket dinner. Besides dinner leftovers, Dream Catcher stocked up with extra brisket and 2-inch-thick pork chops. Yum!!
Total miles: 62 Total bridges: 7 Total locks: 1
Posted by Brenda & Jim Hampton at 2:35 PM