Well I finally got to go on a Vacation with Ms. Val. Been 8 years since the last trip we have been on together. Now that we are retireded we did it. And we took our boats along. We went to Iowa for 3 weeks. Had a great time and did some very interesting paddling on the Mississippi, and the Cedar rivers.
This is what we took to live in for the Vacation time. This shot is of my boat ( Pirow TV) straped to the top.
This one is of Vals on the other side. They fit great up there and didn't change the fuel much. I put them nose first so's they would cut through the air more better.
Upon arriving in Iowa we were shown fer the first time our newest Grandaughter Danni. The first daughter of our middle son and his wife. ( Toby & Rhonda)
I think she will grow up to paddle, she is ^ months old.
At the first camp we stayed at on the Cedar River the whole Iowa crew came to camp. And all 4 of the Grand Kids got to come out and see the river. Abby, Danni, Trenton,Cobain
Then it was time to put the new boat on some water to see if it was gonna float. I decieded to put it on the Big Muddy First
Yep it still ain't takin on water so it must be gonna work.
Then it's Abby's turn to ride. As for all my Boats she getts to ride with me on the first wetting day.
It floats it's a mirical. Then put me in it and we will see. Give me water i gotta go paddle
Gotta watch out they got BIGGGG BOATS ON HERE>
Well it went very well for the new boat.
Val and I paddled almost every day on the Miss, for 2 weeks. We did hit some heavy wave action a couple times when we stayed out on the Illinoise side in the swamp area to late in the day, But I had no problems from her or my boat. As you ( Ron can see I have not cut my hatches in as of the trip. It is going to be done this week or next. I don't want to jump up and hurry toooo much. I am just figurin this retired ment thing out and listening to Chuck and some of the elders on here I need to keep it slow and easy.
I will be posting the rest of the story later.
See Ya On The River