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What Is a Float Trip?

Funny, when you have a summer activity that is so ingrained in your regional culture you expect it to conjure an identical set of mental images all over the world.

I don't know why I would expect that. I had absolutely no idea what "The Ashes" was until we happened to be in Scotland while they were going on. Until I became aware of it as an Olympic sport, "Curling" to me was the act of wrapping your hair around a hot round appliance.

When I mentioned on my facebook page that we had gone on a "float trip" on Sunday, I guess I just assumed everyone who read those words would picture in their mind their own version of the following photos.

So Marian, these photos are for you. This is what a float trip looks like down a lazy river in the Missouri Ozarks.


For one of the last weekends of the summer, we were pretty suprised to see so few other floaters.

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Bryan and Dan not doing their share of the paddling.

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Grandson #2 catching mostly rocks.

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Grandson #1 shooting the "rapids" with grandog.

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Notice the guys on the tree with the rope swing?

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All tuckered out -- Maya finally gets her turn on the mat.

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Comments (4)

I do miss some things about the Ozarks...

sheri:

Looks like a great day! I love seeing little ones having such a good time in the water!

nancyhol:

Looks like a good time was had by all!

Kim:

I loved our float trip when we lived there. Love the new header and sidebar photos!

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