Converging with the Mississippi

One of the items on my husband’s wish list has been to see the place where a local river, the Obion,

empties out into the Mississippi River.  He googled the spot, put a nearby street into the GPS, and with absolutely nothing to do on this particular afternoon, off we went on an adventure.

After a little over an hour’s drive, many fields of soybeans, corn and cotton,

and eliminating several blocked off access roads,

we finally came to the dead-end of a washed-out road which seemed to be the most hopeful place to view the two rivers.

We parked the car under a large shade tree

and off we headed down a secluded dirt path through a canopy of tall trees and undergrowth

to see if it did indeed lead to a place where the two rivers could be viewed.

Mission accomplished!  A perfect overlook from which to see the mouth of the Obion and the place where its waters flow into the Mississippi.

Note:  The Mississippi lies just beyond the floating dock.

Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.
Thus the little minutes,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of eternity.
~Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney

21 thoughts on “Converging with the Mississippi

  1. We live near the convergence of two rivers – the Mississippi and the Rum River. Our house is in a little Minnesota town named Anoka. There is a peninsula where the two rivers converge which has been turned into a park and Paul often takes his group of outdoor painters there to create art. There’s something about water that stirs the creative juices.

    • Hales Point Grainery Rd. was washed out and all accesses were gated off further down Hwy. 88, so we went down James C. Moore Rd. until it came to a dead end and walked the rest of the way, which wasn’t too far. There’s not really much to see out in this area except farm fields and the river. The Obion is a muddy looking river, perhaps because of all the farm land that its tributaries run through and the fact that the land is sometimes flooded by the rivers.

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