Inspired by Huck Finn, Georgia couple plans river adventure

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In Hannibal, Missouri, the hometown of Mark Twain stands a statue of Twain's most enduring characters, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

ST. MARYS, Ga. (AP) _ A Georgia couple plans to cross the nation by canoe on a journey inspired by the classic book “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”

The Brunswick News reports that Cody Presny and Haley Brasile plan to start their journey on Minnesota’s Lake Itasca, then continue paddling south on the Mississippi River until they reach the Louisiana Gulf Coast.

They say their trek is aimed at supporting the Mississippi River Network and the organization’s work to protect the river.

Presny said he’s “always wanted a Huck Finn adventure.”

The couple plans to travel a total of 2,320 miles from Minnesota to New Orleans.
Information from: The Brunswick News