11/1/08---Another terrific day to travel on the water. The fog lifted at Clifton and we left at 9:45 a.m. That is beginning to seem like a normal starting time! There were numerous tows today hauling both ways. We passed two of them just before Pickwick Lock and got right in with no waiting. The lift was 55’ and when the gate opened Lake Pickwick appeared. What a beautiful lake! We crossed part of the lake following the bouys that led to the beginning of the Tombigwee (known as the Tenn-Tom). Just a mile into the waterway we pulled into Grand Harbor Marina at 4:00 p.m. Chip Lucas guided us to a slip near the ship store. Chip said the only thing he did not have was cinammon rolls like his friend Randy Ashworth had made available to us at Pebble Isle. We laughed and had a good visit. The distance today was 58 miles.