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    Monday, August 20, 2007

    Update on the Maze.

    Meg and I had so much fun in Logan on Saturday that we've decided to go back, this time for an extended weekend. The Maze is pretty darn cool, and we were both surprised that more people don't know about it. We also decided it would be a wayyy cool date, ahem, Spencer.

    The drive to Logan was about as frustrating as you can imagine. A normal 1 1/2 hour drive turned into 4 hours, plus an hour stop for dinner and pee. After arriving in Logan at 10:00 PM, and Sean getting things situated despite the rain, we settled in to watch Zodiac. A good, long, interesting movie, probably better suited to be watched in the earlier evening hours. At 2:00 AM, we nestled in to sleep. Just as we start to doze off, the loudest crash of thunder I have ever heard breaks the silence. Instantly I'm upright in bed, and Sean just lays there laughing. Gretta promptly awakens, and Meg has to comfort her until I get my wits about me enough to get up and rock her myself. It was so loud, it set off car alarms. The rains came down, but only for a few minutes. We had a restless night of sleep after that, as you can imagine.

    We launched at 8:00 AM in chilly, breezy, weather, with a small threat of a storm hovering above us. After Meg stopped to pee, we started upstream, and followed the buoys marking the main channel. It wasn't long, however, that Meg said she had to pee. We didn't plan on going too many miles up, so I told her she could go when we turned around and paddled by the ramp. A few minutes later, Meg informs me that she indeed has to pee. There was a sense of urgency in her voice. I told her I would hold her kayak while she dangled her butt off the side to pee. I was hoping she would accept my offer of "help", because I kinda wanted to see her fall in. But she said she could wait. A few minutes more, and Meg informs me she has to pee...NOW! She was indeed desperate. Meg immediately beaches the kayak, and heads off into a cattle field. Have you ever heard a mad cow? We have, and it's not a pretty sound. She did her thing, and off we went, no near drownings to speak of.

    We continued on, and a short time later, I hear Meg from behind shouting "Alligator!" Um, what? I look back and Meg is stranded on a sandbar, and water is splashing on her from each side of the kayak. What the ? Turns out the Catfish beach themselves on the sandbar, and she must have landed right in the middle of their little pow wow. Although I think she's still convinced there was an Alligator. Understandably, we turned around at that point and headed back downstream.

    As we paddled past the ramp, I asked Meg if she had to pee.

    Nope.

    We paddled a few more strokes, and I asked Meg if she had to pee.

    Nope.

    So we head North, and just as we are about to go under the road, Meg informs me that she does indeed have to pee. Back to the ramp we go.

    Is anyone keeping score? Meg=3 pees, Keli=0 pees.

    Anywhoo, you can see why we need an extended weekend next time. And maybe a catheter. But we did get to see some pretty cool sights.

    A bunch of beached Catfish.
    Mad cows.
    Several Great Blue Herons.
    Several Ibis'.
    A redneck catching the biggest freakin' Carp I've ever seen.
    Sean nearly capsizing a kayak because he can't be outpaddled by a woman.

    Needless to say, we had a good time. We always do with Meg. She's quite a woman. Any guy would be lucky to have her. I'm just glad I have her no matter what.

    *Next on the docket, tennis this week, camping this weekend, and then perhaps a paddle around Causey reservoir.

    3 Response(s):

    Meg said...

    We freakin rock, don't we?? That was SOOOOO much fun, and would be a killer date, as long as there were no alligator sightings or mad cows, and the date can hold it. I, obviously, can't. :)

    Chelsea Cram said...

    No offense Meg, but Keli is a way better story teller then you are..

    Jill Johnson said...

    I agree with chelsea. You are so funny. I am sooooo jealous. I want to come. Maybe this spring we can find something here to kayak. That would rock. Miss you guys.