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Float on the San Gabriel

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by oldbuffpilot, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. oldbuffpilot

    oldbuffpilot Well-Known Member

    It was a good week to be me! We are back in Georgetown for some medical appointments, Joyce feels good, and our youngest daughter and Grandsons came from La for a visit. The highlight was a short float on the San Gabriel, about 2 miles from the house. Our Daughter paddled the TV12-32, Me in the Crawdad, and the Grandsons in tubes. Grandma drove the shuttle truck.

    We had a blast. The water was perfect, crystal clear, high enough to be interesting and test the strength of strip cedar and 6 oz cloth. I came away for a new appreciation of the water Ron sometimes paddles. I think I’m 10 years younger and trying to figure out how to get the kids back next week end and do it again!

    Andy

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  2. oldbuffpilot

    oldbuffpilot Well-Known Member

    I've been bragging about how easy postimage is to use---- now I see this post is only 1/2 the picture and 2x the size I wanted!
    Oh well I've got some grasshoppers to turn into channel cat!! I'll fix the pic later.
    Andy
     
  3. oldbuffpilot

    oldbuffpilot Well-Known Member

  4. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Good on ya, Andy. Grandkids are soooo special.
     
  5. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    :? No cypress trees? :roll:
    Looks like a great trip. Enjoy the grandkids. They are God's reward for growing old.

    beekeeper
     
  6. grandpa paddler

    grandpa paddler Well-Known Member

    My wife has a plaque that says "Grandkids are God's reward for not killing your kids". Most of whatever money might be left over when my wife and I head out on that 'great canoe trip in the hereafter' will go to the grandkids. :mrgreen:
     
  7. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Did you hear that, JD? We can get in line here, right behind our new grampaw!
     
  8. grandpa paddler

    grandpa paddler Well-Known Member

    In your case Jack, I'll probably make an exception :p :p :p
     
  9. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    A generous exception? Or, a miserly exception? (He asked of Scrooge McDuck). :)
     
  10. grandpa paddler

    grandpa paddler Well-Known Member

    Probably a miserly exception :lol:
     
  11. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    "Yer a mean, old man, Mr. McDuck". As paraphrased to the Grinch.
     
  12. grandpa paddler

    grandpa paddler Well-Known Member

    To quote the venerable Popeye, "I ams what I ams and dats all dat I ams!" (or sumthin like dat)
     

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