Saturday, August 28, 2010
Now Dennis thinks Bill and I should hit the open road and become the Range Pickers, but I really don't see that happening. Although I'm not ruling out a future ETSY shop on my blog!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
|Willow River Campsite|
We got up at the buttcrack of dawn to do our last kayak trip of this vacation. We did a 12.2 mile trip on the Mississippi from Palisade to Waldeck and it took us a mere 4 hours ( with a 1/2 hour lunch break at the Willow River Campsite). Mind you, there is a river race in July that starts at Palisade, but continues another 19 miles that paddlers finish in 4 hours. Maybe they have a little trolling motor attached, yeah that's the secret .
I was a little leery of this trip 'cause our handy guidebook told us to watch for "deadheads" ( mostly submerged logs from the logging days) that easily tip your boat. I don't know about you, but a swim in the brown Big Muddy did not look refreshing to me. Also, I am a big fan of Monsters Inside Us, so I could almost SEE the parasites swimming in the water.
All in all it was a lot like Apple River, an easy paddle downstream. Bill got a leeetle bit wet getting out at the slimy Waldeck landing, so we'll see if he develops any unusual parasitic symptoms.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Hello my many fans. As will be quite obvious, this is my first post on my VERY OWN BLOG. I have created this blog to communicate with my two lovely offspring. It will be a place where I can offer all the unwanted advice they never wanted ( and I won't be able to see the eye rolling ). Bill probably won't be too thrilled as I will be tying up the computer when I would normally be creating a gourmet meal for him. :@ My blog name is a play on a classic tv show- Reno 911- and also our house number. I will now try to post a picture I took earlier this year that I am thinking of framing for Dave's future mancave.