I promise, this is the last of my insanely frequent visits to the Meramec River in Valley Park. I took the kids earlier in the day to see it and I just wanted to paddle it myself. So I went out to the river with my kayak!
This was our last night without the kids. We decided to go out on a date together. I wanted to go out to the St. Charles area for dinner. For a change of scenery and to see the Missouri River Flooding. Danelle didn’t want to go there due to traffic. So we ended up going out to check out the Meramec flooding again. Eventually we drove around till we ended up back home grabbing take out and watching a movie together. The photos below are of the Meramec flooding in Valley Park.
The Meramec river was up a bunch. In fact, it was flooding and still rising. Danelle, JoJo and I decided to meet at the river for dinner and a paddle. We brought the pizza and she the beer. After a quick meal and conversation with a fellow paddler, we were ready to paddle.
I placed chalk lines in the pavement to watch the water rise while we were gone paddling. It didn’t change much in our hour. Normally the ramp has a long walk to the water, but not today…
We focused on paddling in the flooded area as we could paddle in the river any time of the year. All of the photos are where grass normally is!