The journey starts with an over-the-road transport from Lake Texoma, the impounded Red River on the Texas/Oklahoma border, to Applegate Cove Marina on the Arkansas River, one hundred miles south of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Setback and delay threaten any departure at all. Winter 2008 is in Little Rock, Arkansas. Another over-the-road transport in the Spring of 2009 splashes Betty Jane in the Tennessee River at Iuka, Mississippi, the midpoint of the Tennessee-Tombigbee (Tenn-Tom) Waterway. The journey ends at Cincinnati, Ohio on Labor Day Weekend 2009.