This morning, we gathered for breakfast at Blackjack Cove Marina to say good-bye to more great friends, Cona and Rudy Rundlett, and Lucy – the lucky dog.
Cona and Rudy are departing Old Hickory Lake this morning, beginning their 6000+ mile “Great Loop” voyage aboard “Miss Ellen,” their 48′ Sea Ray Motor Yacht.
Cona’s last day of work was Friday, March 4th and they were all set to depart on Saturday, March 5th. The heavy rains last week delayed their trip until this morning. We’re glad the rain held them up a few more days because we got to spend more time with them!
Their voyage will take them down the Cumberland River into Lake Barkley, through the Barkley Canal, up the Tennessee River on Kentucky Lake, down the Tombigbee Waterway to the Mobile, where coins will be flipped to see where in the Gulf of Mexico they want to go next!
Below is the route of “The Great Loop.” Odds are they’ll throw in some side trips to they Florida Keys and Bahamas too!
On their travels, they are going to see many beautiful sights and meet many new friends. Speaking of friends, they will probably catch up with Charlotte and Bill (who also recently deserted us) in Marathon Key.
“Miss Ellen” has more than all of the “comforts of home” and a guest stateroom that hopefully has our name on it sometime! Here is Rudy’s new office, complete with all the latest technology and gadgets that would even excite “Captain Kirk:”
Rudy assures us they have no set schedule. Good thing because their next delay is a string of barges approaching the lock at Old Hickory Dam! Thats just more time to enjoy this beautiful sunny day in Nashville.
May God be with Cona and Rudy on their travels until we meet again, which we hope will be soon! In the meantime, we look forward to following their adventure on their trip blog, http://www.missellenadventure.blogspot.com/.
Who will be next to turn props on “The Great Loop?” Odds are pretty good it won’t be us…yet anyway!
Trey Lewis is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Tennessee with Ole South Realty, 615.896.0019 direct 615.593.6340. Specializing in new home sales in the Greater Nashville area to include Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and Spring Hill, Tennessee