Monday, July 12, 2010


July 11, 2010---At Alton Beach the fog was thick. We waited until 9:30 a.m. for it to clear.

As the fog lifted a tow passed.

Traveled 48 miles in 5.7 hours. Intended to anchor in the mouth of Salt River at West Point, KY mile 630. Found it to be too narrow for us. Went across the river to the Indiana side directly across from Salt River. Anchored outside of the green buoys in 9' of water. Turned out great as the current held the boat straight with just a little pull on the rode.

We took the "little Dreamer" back across the river and walked into West Point looking for a place to eat. Keith spotted a big on the Star Cafe that said serving now and as you can see it was not easy to keep up with him!

Turned out to be a great stop. The people were wonderful. You will not find a place where the vegetables are any better. They are home grown and served fresh here! Mary Alice Ellison is pictured with her Granddaughter Tori Hutchison and Great Grandaughter Kennedy Napier. Mary waited on us. She raises the produce, does the canning, cooks and serves. This is also an antiques store with a lot to choose from. Mary and her family have no problem staying busy.

After a late lunch we walked around the small town looking at old buildings and reading historical signs. West Point Kentucky is located just outside the restricted area of Fort Knox Military Reserve.

Marynn poses with an old rail car on display not far from the cafe. While we ate a train passed in front of the cafe. Just imagine this was probably a main stopping point in the early days.

Ohio river in the background.

Carol is pointing so you will notice the Dream Manor over there in Indiana.

Took the "Little Dreamer" back to the mother ship and enjoyed a pleasant evening.

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