Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What's a Missouri Summer without a float trip?!

On a whim I decided we needed to embark on a float trip before the Summer got away from us. I am not sure if this is true or not, correct me if I am wrong please, but word on the street is that people in other states don't know about "float trips"? In Missouri float trips include (but are not limited to) the following:

-a large air-inflated raft
-several friends
-lots of beer
-Jell-O shots
-hoosiers (other states call them "rednecks" or "white trash")
-Confederate flags (who knew we were part of the South? and who knew people still liked to flaunt their racist pride?)
-water guns

Feel free to add to my list, fellow Missourians.

We were Jell-O shotless, Confederate flagless (thank God!), clothed, and unhoosier-ific, therefore only meeting half of the float trip criteria.

Jenn and Tim made the perfect float-mates:

It was the perfect get away. Jenn and I had just finished the first couple days of school for the year, and were preparing to start in head-on the next day, so this was much needed relaxation. While we didn't bring nearly enough beer, we had an amazing time. We hit Cracker Barrel on the way home (another very "country" experience to top off the tradition). Chris and I recently decided to not be vegetarians completely, but to ONLY eat meat from our CSA (farm share). So, I was excited to see they had an "entree" on their menu where you could order 4 "veggie" side dishes. My "veggies" included: mac & cheese, potatoes, okra, and slaw . . . with a biscuit of course! It was the perfect ending to a wonderful day.

We drove the hour and a half back home and dove in, head on to the first full work week of the school year!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you had a great time. Nice way to end the summer before the kiddos ship off back to school. Oh, and those Cracker Barrel biscuits are sooo good, huh?!