I recently found out there’s a park right down the street from where I work, so I decided to get out and walk during my lunch. Since I found that out, I’ve been walking on the trail most days, and enjoy the time outdoors. It’s a nice break from sitting at my desk all day long.
Along this walk, there’s a huge water drainage area, with rocks at the bottom of it. Every time I see the water flowing through there, it reminds me of the shallow and rocky waters of being on a float trip, and brings a little smile to my face.
I love float trips. We always go with a group of friends. Sometimes it’s a huge group, and others it’s a smaller group. We float on the river for 6-8 hours, then hang out at a campsite for the night. It’s a fun day of getting some sun, some excitement in steering a canoe on a river (usually while drinking), hanging out with friends, and relaxing in the wilderness for a few nights. All for a price that’s extremely cheap (usually less than $100 for the whole weekend for a couple). It’s probably my favorite type of vacation.
This year will be the first year since our two kids have been born that we will be going back on a float trip, and I’m really excited about it. It’ll be two nights without dealing with the kids, so we’ll have lots less to worry about. It’ll be some bonding time between my wife and I, and some of our close friends that we haven’t seen as much since our kids have been born.
That’s all for today. Nothing personal finance-related. Just about how I love summer and float trips. Enjoy your July!