Not a woodworking blog per se, but then again I believe in a holistic universe where everything involves working with wood :) I haven’t been in the shop for awhile, I have my boys this week for a portion of their summer vacation. I bought a raft last year so that we can “enjoy” the natural resources that surround us and we went out for our second outing yesterday.
Lesson learned – Look up the phone number that tells you the readings from the river gauge BEFORE you go on a ten mile raft trip. Normal readings are 2.8 and above. I found out today that the river rating was 2.3 which translates to very shallow water and much rotted river foliage. Which might explain why our 4 hour trip turned into a 10 hour trip. The boys were good sports though and they only cry a little when I mention the word raft. Should be a good motivation tool to improve their grades. “Better start doing your homework!” “Why should I?” “If you don’t, I am going to take you rafting…”
Anybody else smell Valedictorians in the works?
We did get to see a few interesting sites – a few does that made their way to the riverbed to drink while we floated by, different species of fish that became visible in the shallow areas (90% of the river), and some breathtaking scenery in areas not accessible but by water.
So now the kids know what “character building” is all about. I know one thing for certain, if the boys were asked “What did you do on the 4th of July in 2010?” the trip will be sealed into their memory for the rest of their lives. They can play video games and watch movies anytime :)
Happy belated 4th everyone,
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