8/7/08---A beautiful sunrise at Hardin. Our morning chores of checking the engines found all the fluids were good. After a fine breakfast we untied at 9:00a.m. and proceeded down river on the last leg of this journey. At 21 miles down the Illinois River the zero mile is reached as that is where the Illinois pours into the Mississippi. A 5 mile jaunt up the Mississippi River put us at Polestar. We stopped to take on 417 gallons of diesel fuel. Continued up river about 1/2 mile to Woodland Marina. It felt like returning home to see our rental slip come into view and our vehicles waiting patiently on the parking ramp. We wanted to make a trip to gain experience and did we get some!