Saturday, July 29, 2006

We are back. Our camping/float trip was pretty great. As soon as we got there, Steve went in to pay. He came out and told us he signed us up for the 8.5 mile float. I was thinking "EIGHT and a HALF miles?! There is no way the kid and the dogs are going to be content in a canoe for that long." Apparently I underestimated them because we ended up floating 13 miles (We got to our take-out point and thought that couldn't have really been 8.5 miles, so we kept going. Oops!) and we all had a great time. We tied a little chair up in the canoe, and Emma actually slept in there for an hour or two. We saw tons of cool birds, a beaver, and literally hundreds of turtles. Also, luckily, no snakes. We're hoping to go again in August. Before then, however, we need to buy a new tent. We found out at 6:00 a.m. Friday morning that our tent is not waterproof. It's an old hand-me-down from Steve's mom, and the large number of cigarette burn holes in it probably didn't help. When we woke up to (in) the rain, we dashed to the car to go out to breakfast. When we returned, the rain had stopped, but there were about three inches of standing water in our tent. I don't know if our pillows will ever dry out.

4 comments:

HeyJulieMama said...

That sounds SO awesome. I've never been on a float trip (um, except tubes!). I didn't think we could do it with the kids but maybe we can! It sounds beautiful.

Kara said...

Where did you go?

Sarah said...

Julie, you should go. I think your kids would love it!

We floated on the Niangua, and stayed at River Front campground. River Front is right by NRO, which is really popular and crowded, but at our camp ground we were totally secluded at our site. It was great! Of course, when we got back from floating (on a Friday) more people had come and set up camp around us.

mom said...

Do you have any pictures to share?