Sunday, March 23, 2014

Pic Today 3/23/14


BARGING DOWN THE
MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI

While at a friend's house last evening
on the banks of the Mississippi River,
I watched tug boats push their barge loads
slowly but surely downstream.

The ice is now gone,
with traffic free to flow.
Some 500-million tons of grain
are shipped to New Orleans annually
by barge on the Mississippi.
(Nearly 75% of U.S. exports
to the rest of the world.)

6 comments:

  1. Very interesting post and beautiful picture!!

    Hugs.

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  2. How I would love to see this in real life, my husband though has no desire to visit America :-( I feel though through blogging I have virtually seen so much of the country. Have a great week Diane

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  3. your beautiful spring impression from this really mighty river remains me on our River Elbe ... I had to go there, very soon ... thanks for your inspiring post and your so many kind comments.

    warm greetings, a beautiful springtime and all the best, Rick.

    isabella

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