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This is what Sundays are for.
We used to do this all the time when the girls were home.
They’ll be jealous.
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I know a lot of guys who have wooden boats or Melonseeds, or both, and have artists for wives. Must have something to do with placing such a high value on aesthetics, even above more practical things. I can think of seven off the top of my head without even trying hard, guys that I know personally. Definitely a pattern to it.
One nice thing about a big loop in a river… It doesn’t take much driving to set up the shuttle to float it. Saves a lot of time.
On Sunday, we left Emily’s car at the ramp at Four Locks, then loaded up the boats and headed over to McCoy’s Ferry. It’s a short trip, but we passed through tunnels under two canal aqueducts and a really high train trestle to get there. The ramp at McCoy’s Ferry isn’t in great shape, but we got loaded and launched without too much trouble.
I live and work in a rural area. The views are awesome.
Lunch can be an adventure all its own.
Thursday, they predicted up to 7 inches of snow for the whole region. Instead, we got three solid days of cold rain, then finally about an inch of snow here, and nowhere else. Enough to make things look nice.
A south wind warmed things up again, and everything’s been dripping all day. Shirtsleeves and snow.