Jessie's Well Blog
October 16, 2015
Today was a modified rest day. We got off to a very leisurely start in the morning. About mid-morning I received a call from my good friends at Digital Lightbridge. They had been in contact with the folks at Duck Commander and arranged a visit for us to the Duck Commander headquarters in Monroe for the afternoon. Dann and I got ourselves ready for the short 38 mile ride from Ruston to Monroe for a 2:30 pm scheduled visit to Duck Commander. The ride to Monroe was a beautiful ride along lightly traveled roads through some really pretty farm country. I thought about my children’s surrogate grandfather (“Gramps Elliott”) who is from this area. I know he would have enjoyed riding along with me (in a car perhaps!)
We stopped in for a quick lunch at Willie’s Duck Diner (recommended from Linda at Duck Commander) then two blocks down to their headquarters. We had a nice tour of their operations, I got to sit at Willie’s Duck Commander desk, then met John Godwin who was working on some mallard calls. He gave Marilyn a quick lesson in building a call (“the inferno” model). The outcome looks good but we were not sure what kind of duck it would call. We finally decided we had invented a new call for a yet-to-be-discovered game duck. We appreciate the fine folks at Duck Commander hosting us and their interest in Water Cycle.
The weather has turned to fall here with a high of 82 degrees today. The prediction for tomorrow morning is for 48 degrees and high of 72! This will be great riding temps and we may even have a tail wind. Our destination tomorrow is Natchez, Mississippi.