floating is a good way to exercise communication. michael wasn't used to "steering" and we weren't all that great at first...we ended up sideways, backwards and in a couple of tree limbs after going through some pretty crazy rapids (totally kidding...they were nothin, i mean we live in missouri) but, after 14 miles i think we succeeded in communication and some mad canoeing skills. we didn't even tip the canoe. it was a good day on the river.... although there were lots of crazies that were a little too wild and way too drunk.
next year, we'll take millie. i think she'll love it.