But it turned into a 9 hour-one.
I went on an eleven mile float trip on the river, and it took 9 hours. 9 very long hours of sitting in a raft. The first couple of miles were fun, but after that, well...I just wanted to go home. I tried to paddle to speed the process up, but I don't think I was paddling right. I've never been floating before.
I went with a big group of girls - about 22, and it was a pretty crazy time. Who knew you could fit that much liquor on three inflatable rafts/2 canoes? Most of the liquor was something called, Summer Brew. A satisfying concoction of Keystone, vodka, and lemonade or fruit punch.
It wasn't long before all was lost.
Earlier in the day, we actually tried to steer the rafts, so they wouldn't hit the trees and rocks, but later, nobody seemed to care. We kept running into tree limbs and the canoes would tip over. Or if you were in a raft, somebody would yell out, "Oh crap! Duck!" And we'd all crouch down to avoid the limbs. I had my feet in the air at one point, for some reason (that doesn't make me sound good), and my legs got all scratched up. I have bruises too.
Anyway, it was a long day. When I got home, I was sore, sunburnt, and really thirsty. I drank a ton of ice tea and water. Of course that could have been from the two pastrami sandwiches I ate.....
I'm still recovering.
But it was fun! I'd do it again.
Here's a picture of me in my shades - I look just like Jackie O:
Look at how my hair flows!
Baking Blonde tagged me for a meme, but guess what? I've already completed that one. I couldn't come up with any new answers, so I thought I'd do another meme that looked kind of fun. It's long though. Heh...I tagged some people at the end. Take that!
1. Last Movie I Saw In A Movie Theater?
Sex and the City.
2. What Book Are You Reading?
20 Times a Lady by Karyn Bosnak - she's so funny on her blog, I knew I had to read the book.
3. Favorite Board Game?
It's been a long time since I played a board game. I used to really like Life a lot. I liked picking a car, a career and getting married. But towards the end of the game it got depressing.
4. Favorite Magazine?
5. Favorite Smells?
Strong coffee brewing, coconut, vanilla, chocolate.
6. Favorite Sounds?
Rain/Thunder, good music. Fran Drescher's voice...
7. Worst Feeling In The World?
Having to go to work.
8. First Thing You Think of When You Wake?
Bathroom! (I drink a lot of water at night)
9. Favorite Fast Food Place?
Panera or San Francisco Oven.
10. Future Child's Name?
I don't know if this is going to happen, so I refuse to answer this question. If it does happen, I will name the child something bizarre.
11. Finish This Statement—“If I Had a Lot of Money, I’d…go to culinary school in NYC."
12. Do You Drive Fast?
I don't think so...
13. Do You Sleep With a Stuffed Animal?
14. Storms—Cool or Scary?
15. What Was Your First Car?
First car=the car I drive now. A Saturn. It's pretty sweet.
16. Favorite Drink?
Iced caramel macchiato or hot mocha.
17. Finish This Statement—“If I Had the Time, I Would…
read more books."
18. Do You Eat the Stems on Broccoli?
Yes, if they're not too tough.
19. If You could Dye your Hair Any Other Color, What Would It Be?
20. Name All the Different Cities In Which You Have Lived.
Tyler, Texas & Springfield, MO.
21. Favorite Sport to Watch?
22. One Nice Thing About The Person Who Sent This To You
I sent this to myself, so...I would have to say that I'm amazing.
23. What’s Under Your Bed?
Art supplies & projects, old clothes. A body...
24. Would You Like to Be Born As Yourself Again?
I don't like this question. I don't know!
25. Morning Person or Night Owl?
Oh, this one is easy. NIGHT OWL. Have you ever noticed how late I comment on your blog?
26. Over Easy or Sunny Side Up?
27. Favorite Place to Relax?
In the bedroom. *Wink*
28. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough! It's so good!
29. Of All the People You Have Tagged, Who Is the Most Likely to Respond First?
Whoever reads this first, I guess.
1.Food Network Musings
3.The Essential Rhubarb Pie
4.Gild the Voodoolily
5.Baking with Dynamite
6. And a bonus tag... Baking Blonde because you tagged me.
This is optional, of course. But I will be angry with you and shun you if it's not completed.