Thursday, July 9, 2009

Launch Day -- July 9, 2009

We've got a road atlas, a digital camera, a canoe, and some time... it's July, it's hot, and the river looks mighty cool and welcoming... we're standing on the bank of the Embarras River in Charleston, Illinois and the land of jazz is a thousand or two miles from here. Why WOULDN'T we want to start paddling toward New Orleans??

No reason. Today is the launch of our two-man canoe river expedition from Illinois to New Orleans via the Embarras, Wabash, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. We figure it'll take about a month and a half, but we're not sure since we've only got the road atlas so far (a river map is one of our top purchasing priorities).

The WE in this canoe expedition are Jay -- a semi-pro baseball player recently back from an off-season playing ball in Mexico -- and Roger, a jack-of-all trades master-of-none.... we're both are a little crazy and overdue for an adventure!

1 comment:

  1. I just found out about the river adventure blog today and it is wonderful. Keep sending the stories even if you need to s_t_r_e_t_c_h the story. Did you really stop on a sand bar because of the nudes and beer? (dad)