After we got back to Athens we attended our Nephew Andrew Brannon's graduation from the University of Georgia.
We then went to the wedding of our Nephew Caleb Tingle and saw there for the first time our new Great Niece Sophie Tingle, daughter of J and Kendra Tingle.
The wedding was wonderful and we had a great time. Isaac Ray and I participated with many others in saluting the couple with giant sparklers as they left.
The next morning I headed for the boat and Stacy went back to Athens to attend the Baccalaureate service for our niece Emma Tingle. On Monday Stacy brought her sister Susannah and her five children (Dana, Hannah, Gretchen, Jennifer and Isaac) to the boat. We left on Monday afternoon for Jones Creek where we anchored for the night. Jennifer, Isaac and I sounded out the entrance with the dinghy.
The first order of business was dinghying to shore and climbing to the Pinnacle, a rock outcropping on the top of a nearby mountain.
After returning to the boat the kids swam and used the dinghy deck as a high jump platform.
Of course, no trip to the river would be complete without hair shampoo in the lake.
We left Jones Creek the next morning and headed up through Nickajack lock. It seems most of the trip was spent reading - something the Rays really enjoy.
Jennifer and Isaac were the primary helmspersons and kept a good watch.
Isaac did a good job negotiating the tow and barges.
We all donned our required life jackets for our trip through the lock.
Once we anchored at Little Cedar Mountain we played in the dinghy and swam again.
The next morning we pulled anchor and headed back to Goose Pond Marina. They left from there and had an 11 hour trip back to Pennsylvania.