On the levee. In Winona.

First, apologies for the lack of updates. We returned the fancy wireless card (that allowed us to be online while on the river) just before the money-back-free-trial-period expired. So, posting regularly now is a bit more difficult.

Things on the Armada have been going smoothly. Our engines, named Mortimer and Jenkins, are neck and neck in the breakdown tally, but aren’t overheating or breaking down as nearly as much as during the first few days of our travels (thanks to Nick, Iris, Paul, Andreas and Austin).

Currently we’re in Winona where yesterday we did a day of workshops including stencil-making, wild-edibles, silkscreening, leather work, and songwriting and face-painting with kids. We also set up a story booth where people made audio recordings of stories about their lives in Winona.

By nightfall a crowd had gathered down at the levee and we put on our show– it was…well…a little rough around the edges, but had a whole lot of character.

On a sad note, as September approaches, some crew members will be returning home or leaving the boat to pursue other adventures. Jeff, Phil, Rebecca, Paul, and Ledia have left the Armada over the last week. We’re sending you love!

Catch us tonight on Latch Island or in Lacrosse the following couple of days!

More updates coming soon.