At the doctor's office, Tim McCarley and I waited in the parking lot. Richard had some issues that appear to be dehydration related. The doctor checked him thoroughly and all looks as though we will be able to paddle again, starting tomorrow. A late day start. But we must wait for lab blood work results. To keep tabs on start time, follow SPOT, which you can access on this website.
Today has been restful, a needed day off. Having paddled 100 miles in two days did task my old body has been pushed to the maximum. After a day of rest, both Richard and I will be in much better shape to deal with the high waters and heat issues. While I was busy writing this blog, River Angel Tim McCarley was busy trying to find a way to solve the "shade" problem for Richard's kayak. Amazingly, Tim was able to solve the problem and Richard will now have shade following him down the river.
Tonight, we went out on the town with Layne Logue. Loved the new "10 South" restaurant atop the 10 story Trust Mark building in downtown Vicksburg, MS.
Will get more needed rest tonight, and get up in the early AM for a newspaper interview. But first I would like to mention my family. To Merriam Sanders, my wife, for taking on the responsibility of running our home so I can paddle. To Judi Silvey, my sister, who without her massive efforts fund raising and providing outstanding on river ground support there would be no Cruising for a Cure Expedition. To Shannon Williamson, my niece, who has made the Jonathan Brown created fantastic Grey Beard Adventurer website even better with her daily maintenance and postings. To Elaine Sanders, my sister, who has provided much needed land and river side support. To AnnA, the poster child, and her parents, Tom and Angie Silvey, who's support was essential as well as allowing me to name my boat "AnnA". And to my children Jony, James and Sunshine for their loving support. I love all my family and thank those mentioned and un-mentioned, all down through 43 first cousins and 100's of second and third cousins, most whose roots can be traced back to Lickskillet, Kentucky.
The Sanders, Silvey and Hankins families all hope this Cruising for a Cure Expedition, in some small way will help find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes.
I'm the Grey Beard Adventurer. But you can call me Dale Sanders, and these are my stories.