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Powell Family Canoe trip

Posted Aug 11 2009 10:11am
This past weekend was the annual Powell family canoe trip down the Manistiee River. This is a pic of the advanced party... ie the people who slept over night in the apple orchard behind my Mom's house.

By the time we all gathered at Chippawa Landing we filled a large school bus. We all filed in and they took us to the drop off point... we had several large rafts, some canoes and some single and 2-man kayaks. I'm not sure anyone got an exact number but we were all armed with water guns, coolers and Party Girl even got a new bathing suit for the occasion.

Party Girl

We used some of Sam's 60cc syringes instead of squirt guns... those things really have a range (you would know that if you ever shot formula on your 20 foot ceiling)... they are small, quick and easy to load and easily concealed in the event of a sneak attack. They were such a big hit that now I think I know what I am getting my family for Christmas this We had a few short breaks on the river and just about everyone took a turn on the rope swing. I don't think anyone made it down the river dry.

Pat sacrificed his glasses to the river and I heard another member of our group lost a wedding ring on the rope swing... needless to say the river Gods were pleased with our offerings and everyone had a great time.

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