September – 2020

Another month has moved by quickly. We’re still home more than we want with COVID-19 around. You can tell by the number of cat photos we have this month. Trying to capture Brawndo looking stately. Somehow a sink is the same as a cat bed. Not something I encourage, but I often get overridden. Coatrack’s … Continue reading “September – 2020”

Missouri River Paddle – 9/20/2020

Sonora and I signed up to do the Race To The Dome paddle race. We decided to race in our C4 canoe with Bernie and Melissa. Ok, maybe Melissa asked us to race and we said YES, but who’s really counting? Our first practice paddle (and only) was Weldon Springs back to Blanchette. Sonora and … Continue reading “Missouri River Paddle – 9/20/2020”

Sunset Race with Sonora – 9/10/2020

My monthly Sunset Race has an ever changing cast of characters. This month we had two boats. Sonora and I in our Grumman and Eric. But unlike other months, we had ground crew??? Basically, Melissa and Danelle came out to drink beer at the ramp and hang out while we paddled 🙂 I’m just about … Continue reading “Sunset Race with Sonora – 9/10/2020”

Mississippi Paddle – 9/7/2020

I wanted to paddle somewhere different. Sonora and Danelle were up for the challenge. I don’t remember who’s idea it was, but it doesn’t  matter. We decided to paddle on the Mississippi river. Starting in a pool just off the river near the damn and working our way upriver just a bit. We didn’t want … Continue reading “Mississippi Paddle – 9/7/2020”

Kansas City Weekend – 9/5/2020

There was an upcoming kayak race, The Gritty on the Kansas River. Its a late season race and I was excited to see how I did in my new Epic V7. I called my dad to see if he could facilitate driving me out to the start and leaving a car for the finish since … Continue reading “Kansas City Weekend – 9/5/2020”

Mussel Monitoring in the Sangamon River – 8/29/2020

There aren’t many things more fun than spending a day on the water – except maybe a day IN the water.  On this lovely Saturday, I convinced Hogan to come with me to a mussel monitoring event in Illinois.  I warned Hogan that we would get wet and dirty, but he was still unprepared for … Continue reading “Mussel Monitoring in the Sangamon River – 8/29/2020”

Lower Meramec Cleanup – 8/23/2020

I decided that I wanted to do a Stream Team cleanup. I contacted Bernie to see if there was anything going on that we could participate in. Bernie does cleanups almost every weekend and he didn’t disappoint. He had a trip planned on the Lower Meramec River. Since the whole family was available, we brought … Continue reading “Lower Meramec Cleanup – 8/23/2020”

Simpson Paddle – 8/20/2020

I was thinking about doing a 20 plus mile paddle tonight. The biggest issue is that I didn’t want to leave Sonora alone at the boat ramp while Corvin and I shuttled cars. I had Corvin check to see if he could get one of his friends to join us to keep her company (safe) … Continue reading “Simpson Paddle – 8/20/2020”