Kayak the Heartland-Paddle Expedition Posts

April 2, 2017 What do dry bags, suitcases, wet suits, wool winter coats, sandy water bottles, and clean fresh water bottles have in common? Not much—under normal circumstances. But for…

Middle Mississippi River Ponderings post trip

Middle Mississippi River

Perspective? Experience? Choice? Oh the view may be familiar, but for some reasons different. You know, objects may be closer than they appear. So, Three sets of clothes! Why does…

Middle Mississippi River

Here we go again! For the last month, I have walked around and stumbled through a pile of dry bags, wet suits (a new one for me with a zipper),…

Middle Mississippi River

SMALLER BITES Last year we took a big bite. A really big bite–a bite of adventure that took three and a half months to swallow. This year, however, the perceived…

Wabash to Gulf

Five Sets of Clothes While listening to Christmas CDs (and not John’s silly songs), we approach the skyline of Indianapolis, Indiana. As we travel on a relatively smooth and slightly…

Ponderings Wabash to Gulf

Acquaintances become new friends. New friends become old friends. How does one cross from acquaintance to new  friend? At what point does a new friend become an old friend? Is…

Ponderings Wabash to Gulf

We all know that the right gear is essential to any expedition. Oh I realize that for early adventurers “gear” consisted of an animal skin or canvas tent, a bone or…

Gear Wabash to Gulf

It’s been a week since we entered the Gulf of Mexico in our kayaks, a week since we completed a trip of a lifetime, a week since we left a…

Ponderings Wabash to Gulf

Riding in a car on a dry road instead of paddling on a flooding river. A passenger, traveling at 70 mph instead of 5-6 mph. What a difference a couple…

The adventure Wabash to Gulf