Sunday, July 11, 2010

Lost on the Russian! :)

River Trip Craziness

So my sister and a few friends decided to embark on a journey down the Russian river. Floating on rafts from one beach to another point about 5 hours ahead. We staked out the two spots, part one car at each end and made our way to the first beach. Floaties, Check... Floating Cooler, Check.... Dry bag, Check... Lunch, Check...Box O Wine, Check... Radio, Check.... so looks like everything is gonna work out great.

We set off a bit later than expected but the sun is still in full bloom and the weather is hot. We figure 4 or so hours from now would only be 6ish, still sunny and warm usually so everything is good. The first few hours went by like a breeze, warm sun and great people. So much fun just relaxing on the river.

So the sun starts setting and its beginning to get cold and we realize... hmm should have been there by now. So we get off our rafts and paddle, trying to make good time and hurry up. Much to our surprise about an hour later were still nowhere near where we need to be. FML... what do we do now?? So two of us got out of the water (since it was straight dark now) and walked to one of the houses around to use the phone. Come to find out we passed our beach by a whole town.

So luckily the lady offers to give us a ride, so two of my friends go and we stay with all our stuff. About 30 minutes later they return with the cars and pick us up... the day is saved cuz we got back, but realistically things could have been bad. At one point I was ready to hide under a canoe and wait til morning :) haha but didnt come to that.

Overall we had lots of fun though, and talked it over and had we left on time, and NOT missed our beach the timing would have been perfect to end up at Stump town (the pub/restaurant) for dinner. Maybe next time :) Just gotta mark the beach before we try again!

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