About The River

Friday, February 1, 2019

On the Road Friday ~ Confluence of Ohio and Mississippi Rivers at Cairo, IL

Confluence of Ohio and Mississippi Rivers 

On our journey home from Fort Gordon, Georgia in late November 2018. We stopped at where two mighty rivers meet.

The mighty Mississippi and the Ohio come together at Cairo, Illinois.

 The Ohio River becomes a tributary of the Mississippi River directly south of Cairo, Illinois, a small city on the spit of land where the rivers converge.

  Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois, and Western Kentucky

We crossed from Kentucky to Illinois. 

We decided to go ahead and cross the other bridge leaving Illinois and crossing into Missouri. The bridges are huge and it was fun to drive on both of them.We turned around and headed back into Illinois and headed North to Wisconsin.



 Lewis and Clark spent time at the Confluence.

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  1. So glad you stopped. I love places like this! Those bridges look amazing.

  2. Lovely river pictures! And the bridge is beautiful. I really like the picture of the three of you, and your beautiful smile. What is that in picture #8? I suppose I should know it, and will feel dumb when you tell me! My favorites are #6 & #7.

  3. There are so many beautiful and historical places to visit on the planet - so many places and so little time! Thanks for sharing - loved these! Have a great weekend!

  4. You learn so much when you get a chance to travel in our beautiful country! From North to South...so much to see!

  5. Love your photos! The Mississippi River is definitely a sight to behold. We cross it going to Alabama and then coming back home to Texas. It is just one of those things that terrifies me to drive across, but it is right that at the Louisiana/Mississippi state line, so you can't avoid it. There is always a gambling Riverboat parked near the rest stop, I presume a "casino". Have a great weekend! Love and hugs!

  6. I love places like this. The history alone. What a great place to visit.

  7. I've been to a lot of places, but I've never seen the Mississippi River. Must be an awesome sight....

  8. I love travelling vicariously through blogs. Thanks for sharing.

  9. So beautiful, what an awesome experience! Thanks for all the details about it :-) Have a wonderful weekend!


  10. Your post was so interesting to me. We are very close to the Ohio River here and there are a lot of Lewis and Clark landmarks. Also I wanted to tell you that I thought of you and your greenhouse when I posted the Edgar Guest poem about seeds. Hope you are having a great weekend.

  11. So interesting! Land Between the Lakes is the closest we have been to Cairo. Adding this to our list of places to see.

  12. Confluence...isn't that a lovely word! You must have a feeling of standing in a mighty powerful place there. i've never seen it but would like to.

  13. I enjoyed my visit, an interesting post to read, thank you.

    All the best Jan


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