WE arrived at Hoppies as you saw where our boat was. And this is some of the pictures I took of the town and the walk into town.
Now this house has a wall that was built in the late 1790’s and she is very proud of her house and grounds.
This is the Blue Owl where we went to have dinner. The deserts are to die for. She makes an 18 layer apple pie.
Now this house has been restored and was built in the 1700 I believe.
This is the barge we were tied to.
Just to show you what the mighty Mississippi holds in store for the people on the river. The high water was up to the roof on this yellow out building on the hill in 1993. And for the past 2 years it has been about 3 to 4 feet on the same building.
WE left Hoppies after Fern gave us the run down on the river she said to watch out for runaway barges that get loose and all the logs. Yep she was right about the logs John has run over several as you cannot see them in the murky river. Now Fern is a fighter and is going against the courts regarding the wing dams and location as it is causing more trouble than good. You know and I know there are two sides to everything.
Now when it floods the barge rises and everything in all the buildings gets moved to higher ground. One gentleman stated his boat was tied to Hoppies house way up on the hill and floating.
This gentleman here is doing the Mississippi on a paddle board you will see him again later as this was at Hoppies.