MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 0
Debbie and I didn’t quite see the sunrise but we were close. We left Dan sleeping and took off to explore the marina and surrounding area. We found the Quest Marine Dealership sign and later discovered that it is run by Tom Heimsoth’s son, Jeff.
COINCIDENCE OR FATE THAT WE ARE STUCK HERE?
We wandered down to the river’s shore and then over to the beautiful home development that is all part of Heritage Harbor. What a well planned out community with nice homes and a great marina.
Captain Moe came by to check on us before taking the day off for his son’s “Harley” wedding and the owner, Tom, was here to welcome us and see what kind of damage we had suffered. By 10:00 Randy Jacobs of Pro-Dive Inc. was here with his diver and ready to make the plunge. About the time the diver got into the water, the rain and thunder storm began. Randy signaled for him to come out and they waited out the worst of the storm. Once he got back into the water it didn’t take him long to bring up the damaged port prop. Not a pretty picture! Of course it is the weekend and Chicago’s Airmarine, the prop repair shop, is closed until Monday morning.
|READY, SET, GO|
THE INJURED PARTY
Debbie and I checked in at the office and were told “Don’t be silly! Of course we aren’t charging you for last night” and then given the courtesy car to run errands. They equipped us with recommendations, maps and area information. So far, this place rates A++!
After a quick trip to Super Wal-Mart and a cruise through Ottawa, IL, Debbie taught us a new card game, Five Crowns. Jan and Debbie, you guys would like this one.
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|DOWNTOWN OTTAWA, IL|
We opted to dine at a little Mexican restaurant, Mariachi’s, for fine margaritas and decent Mexican food be for returning to the marina’s pub for music by a DJ. He had a great voice and sang a few songs for us before the night was over. One of the guys brought out a birthday cake for his wife and it turned out that two other women had birthdays too. Now these women didn’t know each other and there were only about 30 people there in total. I thought that was kind of odd.