I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.


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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Remember Whensday - Boating on the Illinois River

Sally from The (Mis) Adventures of Karl and Sally has just started a new meme where the past is remembered through sharing old family photographs. I love the idea and hope you will too. So join the fun by clicking here.

Tugboat pushing a barge 1969
When I was a kid my family boated and camped on the Illinois River. Whenever a tugboat came by we had to get out of the water because of the undertow. Notice how the water is pulled off the beach and the boat sits almost high and dry.

Thanks for starting this meme Sally.


Sally in WA said...

This is an awesome photo! Perfect for the new meme. I think its funny how you how to get out of the water when the tug went by. Must have been a narrow river to create such an undertow. Growing up near the Chesapeake Bay, even though there were ships and tugs, this was never a problem.

Thanks for being my first RW poster!

david mcmahon said...

Great image. The undertow would have been very tricky.

Ruth said...

I love old photos. This meme sounds very interesting indeed.

Karen said...

Wow, that is some undertow!

I'm in for the meme. I like old photos.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What a lovely idea for a meme. Photograohs like these bring back many wonderful memories.

Janet said...

Thank you so much for popping by my blog! I know I'm going to find yours interesting! Maybe we can meet up when you visit SA. Have you been here before?
I love your Whensday post - what a beautiful photograph and such a good idea for a meme!

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Rambling Woods said...

Great idea for a meme...nice memories.. I need to scan in some of my old photos..but what I job that will be...
Michelle From Rambling Woods

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