Lola. Lo-lo-lo-lo Lola. Lo-lo-lo-lo Lola-a-a.

It was about 10:45 AM when we parked The Indefatigable at the Chase Bridge canoe put-in on the South Branch of the Au Sable River after a morning *on* the river when… PHWOMPH! Civilization arrived. A convoy of about ten pickup trucks came over the hill, pulled to the side of the road, and parked. I don’t know why I felt this way but it seemed like a guy trip. A little male bonding maybe? Hey guys, let’s go up north and rent canoes. We can drink beer and shoot guns and crash into fallen trees and capsize each other’s canoes. Lola was blasting from the first truck.

We had already been out on the river. Bob and I put in at Chase Bridge at 8 AM. The GG drove The Indefatigable up to the Smith Bridge, parked it, and began the eleven mile hike back down to Chase Bridge. Bob and I kayaked to Smith Bridge, loaded the boats up onto The Indefatigable, and drove back down to the Chase Bridge, then started up the hiking trail (on foot, of course) to meet up with the GG.

It was a beautiful morning, cool, a little foggy in places. Our only company was Great Blue Herons, ducks, kingfishers, and all kinds of other birds that I couldn’t even begin to identify. A few fly fishermen. No boats anywhere. It was too early for the majority of the weekend warriors, which is why we were out there early. It is a holiday weekend though, and I bet that convoy had a great time out there this afternoon. Drinking beer and shooting guns and crashing into fallen trees and capsizing each other’s canoes.

3 Responses to “Lola. Lo-lo-lo-lo Lola. Lo-lo-lo-lo Lola-a-a.”

  1. Webmomster Says:

    just doesn’t take much to blow the “aaaah” of the blue herons & fly fishermen & et al, does it??


  2. mouse Says:

    oh my goodness gracious, frog. you are utterly ridiculous. but…just wait until you see what i got for you! it is sitting where moom’s computer usually goes…

  3. froogy Says:

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