We packed a nice little lunch of fried chicken, Gorgonzola potato salad, & cream filled cupcakes. well, there wasn't much cream filling to the cupcakes cuz i now need to buy a piping kit. we waited & fried the chicken right before we left & to keep it warm, we used the boat engine!
sorry for the quality but he was quite a ways from us & i didn't want to disturb him. i only have 75-240mm lens as my long lens so this was the best i could get. anywho, after that it was just a lot of beautiful colors
of course we stopped off at Spring Valley Boat Club for a couple of Bloody Mary's. thanks for the hospitality Troglios! and then continued our trip up to SRSP. after an awesome lunch, we joined Tucker & locked through to visit Starved Rock Yacht Club. i'm still always amazed at the amount of height you cover in a lock. this is as the lock was filling up
and this is when it was full & we headed north to SRYC.
and even the change of seasons while you wait to lock through
ah, but the best was heading home