Believe it or not this was our "float trip" last weekend. We went down the Osage Fork of the Niangua River which is just about 5 minutes from our house. We figured with all the rain of late it would be the best time to try it. Well let me tell you it was the most VEGETATED float of my life! Yes we saw snakes! I saw one big one on a tree and the others saw several in the water. Glad I didn't see those! Grace did GREAT! She loved it. Bryon bungied her little chair to the middle of the canoe and she rode in style. You can see she also enjoyed lunch and pretty much constant snacking. The girl loves her snacks! She's her mother's daughter in that sense :) The "float" took about 4 hours and about 1/2 of it was just like this picture. The rest was actually slightly moving water, two little rapids and one rocky waterfall! We had Two big log jams to navigate through. Bryon and Steve had to move logs on one of them and Steve just muscled us through the other. Steve Craig, his son Ryan and his fiance Kasey went with us. Julia had to work.
Grace sure had fun on her little floaty spinning around and floating down the river. She still hasn't taken a big dunk yet so she's pretty fearless.
This was about 1/2 of the trip we want to do. This trip was from Twin Bridges (at Letterman's Farm) to Hamilton Bridge. Our next portion will be from Hamilton Bridge to Rader. It should be bigger water but we'll probably have to wait for another toad strangler before we can attempt it.