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June 14 - Torch River - the ultimate change of venue

Tracie M Lord  | Published on 6/14/2015

Jackie & Tracie are tired of cancelled or postponed trips because of poor weather. They smiled at Mother Nature’s spittin’ fits and embarked on a great adventure.

(Wish you were here)


Creepy, strange, mysterious were the watch words of the day. What grotesque monster just might appear? Out of the gloom? Will we be doomed? What could exist in the mist???


It’s the creature from the Black Lagoon (insert screams here)……OH, NO!………. It’s NOT!

What luck, just a boat hoist, whew!!!

All scary creatures are tamed, proving it’s safe to head out so we’ll paddle a little further along the way.


Don’t worry folks if you think we’ve lost our marbles. We found some crayons to color with later in the day. Blue, red, green, brown, and white, we’re still a few short of a full box but had lots fun while we played!


For the REAL AuSable outing, stay tuned to the event calendar, a make-up day will soon appear, yea!

By Tracie and Jackie