118th Sunset Race – 9/13/2018

If you’re curious about our event, its always the second Thursday of each month. Events are announced about 1 week in advance posted at the following 2 locations.

Scroll to the last post to see it.
http://www.rivermiles.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1242272075/420#420

And on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/SunsetRaceMeramec/

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I wonder how many more times I can say that the Sunset Race provided me with new entertainment. It seems like every time I go out to the river, a new experience awaits me. I started this one my favorite way. I went out about 90 minutes before the start and got in a unicycle ride.

When I got back from the unicycle ride a few paddlers had already shown up and more were arriving as we were getting close to starting. I had yet to put my boat in the water, but others has. That is when we noticed a hot air balloon coming our way very low. It eventually landed in a field about a 1/2 mile from the ramp!

Here is the view from the ramp.

Here is the view from the water.

And in case you were wondering, we do paddle during the sunset!

A view from after we finished.

Hope some of you come out and paddle with us!

Hogan Haake

 

Office Antics – 9/13/2018

Its been a while since I’ve talked about my office. We’ve had lots of new people, so it was time to bring a unicycle back into the office. There were not as many takers and I had trouble getting shots.

Dave did give it his best shot and did decent.

The real reason for the fun is because Maggie became a US citizen, so we decided to celebrate! Starting by decorating her office!

And finally some cake!

Hogan Haake

Who Bakes A Shoe Anyway? – 9/3/2018

We’ve been watching episodes of Netflix’s Nailed It recently. For those that haven’t see it before, the premise is simple. A professional baker is invited on the show and bakes a cake like item that they are famous for. Then they bring in 3 contestants that are not as talented and have them try to reproduce the baked good in a very short amount of time. They are set up to fail from the start, making it quite humorous.

This got Danelle thinking about baking her own item. She would give herself unlimited time. She felt she could do a great job, so it was decided to make a cake for Corvin’s birthday. Since he’s running Cross Country, she though a running shoe would be a good challenge!

Just after baking the cake, here is the start. It doesn’t look like much and I was quite skeptical.

Patterns were made to help it take the correct shape.

She wasn’t excited about using rolled fondant, so she made marshmallow fondant.

Then I went away and came back and it looked awesome!

Pretty much finished. Never expected it to be this good!

Some fancy cupcakes to go with it.

Corvin finally getting his cake.

Hogan Haake

 

Concrete at Waterfall – 9/1/2018

It seems like its a never ending job to mix and pour concrete out at waterfall. This time, its a landing pad for the stairs we want to put in for the deck. Today’s job is 400 pounds of concrete (plus the water its mixed with).

You can see from the bucket above that there was concrete in there. Its all hand mixed in that 5 gallon bucket and then poured into the form. The work is hard, but the result is good.

Hogan Haake