Thursday, June 23, 2005

driving boat

driving boat
Originally uploaded by dream awakener.

the crazy thing about my "vacation" is that as soon as i connected with my parents, they volunteered me to be the captain of the boat. which meant after getting to my folks house at 3 a.m. and getting up at 6 a.m. i was handed a 30 page paper on how to captain the boat. then i received a couple hours of training by a guy who ran our boat right into a gas tank at the pier and i thought, "man, if my trainer can't run this boat, how in the heck am i going to be able to do this?" there were many times when i was in situations where i had no idea what i was doing. i was sweating, felt a lot of responsibility and had an audience watching my every move. i had to rely on God.

i told my mom after she wanted me to be captain that i wasn't sure that it would be a vacation for me, but i told her after reflection it was, and while there were tense and adventurous times, and when we docked the boat, some restful times. in all, it was a great time taking the river boat down the mississippi.


At 8:05 AM, Blogger Samurai said...

That sounds like an amazing time!! What a great idea for a family vacation.

At 2:59 PM, Blogger Todd said...

J.R. this post mad me crack up. It gave me the giggles. I know what it is like to try driving a boat, it can be intense, especially a big one like that. I could just picture you, all excited for a nice relaxing vacation, chilling on a boat, kicking back in the sun, feeling the wind in your hair. little did you know... white knuckels, sweat dripping down the brow, intense focus, nervious energy... I feel for you bro.


At 3:02 PM, Blogger Todd said...

oh yea, the picture is hilarious! All intense.

At 1:20 PM, Blogger J.R. Woodward said...

todd, you described it perfectly.


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