11th Annual Race To The Dome – 10/10/2020

Race To The Dome is a paddle race on the Missouri river and a fundraiser for Missouri River Relief. There is a long and short version of the race. This year was my second time participating and paddling the short 16 mile course. I was on a team with Sonora, Melissa, and Bernie in the … Continue reading “11th Annual Race To The Dome – 10/10/2020”

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”

Paddling On The Meramec – 6/8/2020

I think we need to have Hannah in town more often. I’m paddling more than ever. Better than that, I’m bring lots of people with me. Today, Hannah and I paddled the turd while Danelle and Melissa paddled our small aluminum boat up the Meramec river. we didn’t go too far,but had lots of fun! … Continue reading “Paddling On The Meramec – 6/8/2020”

August Sunset Race – 8/8/2019

August celebrated our 129th Sunset Race on the second Thursday of the month. This month, we were going downstream from Greentree ramp in Kirkwood to the Meramec Marina. There, we’ll tie up the boats and get some pizza and beer before heading back upstream. Eight paddlers made the trip. its always interesting taking over the … Continue reading “August Sunset Race – 8/8/2019”

128th Sunset Race – 7/11/2019

The second Thursday of the month, you’re going to find me on a river paddling. Generally the Meramec river. Tonight was no exception and I was bring a new paddler with me. I met Tonya at a doctor’s appointment. She was working and I struck up a conversation with her. Somehow, it came to paddling. … Continue reading “128th Sunset Race – 7/11/2019”

South Dakota Kayak Challenge – 5/24/2019

Danelle and I registered for the South Dakota Kayak Challenge for the third time (First and Second SDKC). For this trip, we decided a team would be a good choice and picked Melissa and Megan to be on our team. Melissa and Megan were new to racing, but we thought they would keep the fun … Continue reading “South Dakota Kayak Challenge – 5/24/2019”