Saturday, June 04, 2005

floating down the mississippi

so tomorrow i will be flying to detroit, then taking a car with my family to minnesota to get a house boat and cruise down the mississippi. about 15 family members and i will be on this house boat for about five days, stopping at different river towns on the way. a couple of us will take some lessons so we can take the boat down the river ourselves.

i look forward to connecting with my folks, my brother and his wife, some of my nephews and nieces as well as uncles and aunts. after the taking the house boat down the river, i get the chance to visit the house my parents bought just recently. their retirement house. it is by a river with some woods and a desent amount of acres in the country side of northwest ohio.

i'm sure i will be taking a few pictures on the trip, some of which i will post when i return. so i will probably will not be blogging for this next week due to my trip.. be sure to take a break sometime this year. my next break will probably be in august, with just myself and maybe one other person. a trip where i can get a little more time alone. but this next we should be great.

3 Comments:

At 6:06 AM, Anonymous Todd Hiestand said...

JR,
i'll be a few hours ahead of you...my brothers, dad and I are getting onto an old western style paddleboat and are heading down the mississippi for two days...same thing, good times with family, relaxation and conversation. i imagine we'll actually be a day or two ahead of you on the river but i'll keep an eye out :-).

todd

 
At 6:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch your pocket books, gentlemen. Those Iowa river towns are full of casinos these days.
Other than that, welcome to the midwest!
Tim

 
At 9:19 PM, Blogger chanchanchepon said...

Have a good time my friend. I hope your parents enjoy their stay in some of the old lands of the Shawnee in Northwestern Ohio.

Drop me a line and let me know if you are up for another trip down to Miami when you are in FL next.

 

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