Another Float Trip…

Posted on 27. Jul, 2008 by in Half-Assed Posts

blue springs

I went on a float trip this weekend. We went to Blue Springs Ranch Resort. It was a nice place. Of course as soon as we got there on Friday it was pouring down rain. Seems like a new tradition for us to put our tents up in the rain.

So, Saturday we floated down the Meremac River. I had a pretty good time. But there were a few issues:

Issue #1: We had 60 beers to split among 4 people. That should have been plenty. But, we ran out before the end of our float. We relied on the kindness of strangers. We were given 4 Busch’s & 4 Bud Selects. Beggars can’t be choosers I guess. But, for some reason, all the beer we drank didn’t effect us. Even the 8 or so Jello Shots I did, didn’t do anything. We must have a high tolerance or something.


Issue #2: The float was a 10 mile float! I don’t mind floating. But, that’s a long freaking way. Even in a canoe where you can choose your own speed, it takes almost the whole day to get to the end. We got on the river about 12:30pm. We had to get to the end by 6:30pm to get picked up by the bus. I would of rather went on a 5 or 6 mile float and had the same amount of time. Then we wouldn’t of had to paddle quickly ahead.

Issue #3: People start to annoy me after awhile. Here’s the deal, I’m totally white. I had no tan at all. Well, a few days before we left, Jeff suggested we go tanning to get some color, so we wouldn’t burn. Well, anyway, it was a bad idea. I got burnt, Jeff got burnt, too. By Saturday when we were floating, I wasn’t hurting anymore, but I was still red. So, when I took off my shirt everyone would offer me sunscreen. They would say “Hey, you should put on sunscreen!”, “You’re going to feel that in the morning”, etc… I heard it all. It just got annoying that people wouldn’t just mind their own business. So, I just put my shirt on the whole way. problem solved….

All in all.. it was a good time. I am thinking about getting rafts next time instead of canoes. We only tipped the canoe once, but I gotta a freakin nasty bruise on my arm from trying to stop the canoe from tipping.

Anyway… I should have some new articles up later this week…


One Response to “Another Float Trip…”

  1. Jeremy

    27. Aug, 2008

    Not drunk after all that beer, huh? You guys must have been sold some 3.2% beer or something! Glad the rain held off and you had a good time.


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