Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Just when we think our goals are within sight, nature flexes its biceps and shows us who is REALLY in control.
We had three whole days of bad canoeing weather. The winds blew in our faces and waves try to swallow our canoes. We made it as far as Keokuk, Iowa, but there is still a long way to go. Our arms feel like boiled noodles!
Currently we are floating into lock #19, the biggest lock and dam on the Mississippi. The 38 ft. drop kinda takes a while. Don't they know we have a lot of miles to make up?!
The lock reminds us of the trash compacter scene from Star Wars. You know, that moment in the movie where you begin to try and remember how they got there? It feels like that part. Except in Star Wars, they eventually get out of the trash compacter. Then Luke and Han do some more amazing things with lightsabers and lasers and Chewbacca stuff and then they blow up the Death Star.
You know what? Forget the last three days. We are going to make this happen. We are going to release the Millennium Falcon from the tractor beam. We are totally going to blow up the Death Star.