|This 1st class raft will have the comfort of used carpet.|
|"Are you sure all of us can fit on it."|
So, we bought the plywood, 2x4's & barrels & started to work.
|"All done. Now, how do we move it."|
The original 4 ft x 8 ft plan seemed a bit too small for 6 sailors so we bought more lumber & added 2 sections to make it a 6 ft x 10 ft floating deck with four used vinegar barrels wired to each corner.
|"Should I just back up real fast & slam on the brakes?"|
It turned out to be quite a bit heavier than we had initially planned, so we used the tractor to get it to water, and with a 55 gallon barrel at each corner it was indeed sea-worthy.
|"Is that a snake?"|
My dad gave us 4 paddles that he had been keeping for a while; 2 of which I remembered using in the pool with our inflatable raft from my childhood. We also had a long wooden pole to push off from the bottom of the river, Huck Finn style. Later my dad found a trolling motor in his garage which fit perfectly on our raft. It works great, but don't plan on going in a straight line. Evidently a rectangular water vessel tends to veer to one side when propelled, so we travel in an s-shaped snake-like pattern down the river. What a blast. Chelsa loves it.
For Mother's day my mom, Granny Kay, had the kids make a poster quilt with one square each. It turned out wonderful. Nothing makes a great gift like a homemade creation where everyone has a part. Happy Mother's Day & Birthday, we love you.
|Can you tell what our kids think of their mom?|