We hosted the 2nd Annual Memorial Day Weekend Float Trip to the Elk River on Sunday. The weather threatened to ruin the day — and it was pretty cloudy all day, but otherwise perfect and we had a blast. On the shuttle to the top of the river, we were greeted by a sign that was too funny to describe so I lifted it in order to share with you…
Here’s one of the whole crew. Ryan and Allison, Aeja and Logan, Angela, Sarah and Jeff.
You’ll notice there’s an odd number. Angela, Jeff and I shared a canoe — and none of us were adequately prepared for the weight distribution of 3 people..
This was taken just after the first (and worst) of several “tumps”. Angela tells me “tump” is indeed a word — it’s a hybrid of ‘tip’ and ‘dump’.
I have never had an appropriate opportunity to use the “shoot and select” mode on my camera — until this weekend. It takes pictures in rapid succession — like a flip book. Aeja, Logan and Jeff decided to jump off a bridge about halfway down the river so I tried it out.
The first try didn’t work and I only got one photo. If you look closely — you can make out Jeff in black shorts, Logan is diving, and Aeja is behind him.
This was the second attempt.
For those of you in the GK fan club — rest assured he and Don will be on the next trip — they were both working this weekend!
Any and all of you who plan on being in the area this summer are invited to come hang out at the river. We have become quite the river rats! Don’t you worry though — I spent Monday getting washed and pedicured so that I’d feel normal again.