Jo has been telling me about the whitewater championships for a few years now. She said that I would get a kick out of seeing the boats run down the St. Francis river. Its held there every year in the early spring. This year, I decided that nothing would cause me to miss it. So Corvin and I hopped in the van for the 2 hour drive to the start of the race. The race started around 10am and I needed to be back in St. Louis and downtown at 1pm. From the parking lot, it was a 1 mile walk to the viewing area for the race. Corvin and I settled down to enjoy our 45 minutes worth of viewing!
OK, so settled in meant that Corvin was climbing up and down the rocks while I watched the paddling. I had a vested interest in the 3 Sartori paddlers and Jo Newbold.
Lucky for me, the 4 of them all made their runs in the 45 minutes we were there before we had to high tail it home.
And Deborah Sartori cheering on her family!
And don’t forget all the safety boats out there to protect the paddlers!
It was a very cool event that I would like to see more of next year!