Today we took our window screens to have the screens replaced. This involved an "adventure" in the marina's loaner car- actually a huge cargo van. We took the screens to a man who worked from his home near Batchtown, IL. Batchtown is a mere 25 miles from here and a 50 minute drive. For starters, we had to cross the Illinois on the state-run Brussels ferry. Bridges across the Illinois are few and far between in these parts.
Having successfully crossed the river we traveled on narrow unmarked roads through the hamlet of Brussels. Interesting town.
While we were exploring the countryside, more Loopers arrived at the Grafton marina. I counted 23 at tonight's potluck. I have not seen this many Loopers in one place since we attended the Fall Rendezvous in 2010.